With the impact of COVID continuing on, we needed some relief. We needed a space where people could just go, engage in hobbies, and spend time with friends with appropriate precautions. Thanks to the passion of Hope Mehlhoff, her team, and a grant from the ND State Council on Developmental Disabilities, that day has arrived.
The recreational space has a variety of exercise equipment for those who can't go to the gym at this time. There is also a room designated for board games and activities for those who want to relax and have some fun. For those who prefer more creative activities, there are art supplies, adult coloring books, and much more. Don't miss the Giant Jenga and Connect 4 games as they are sure to bring many laughs!
People are looking forward to sharing this space and creating weight loss challenges, Yahtzee tournaments, etc. with physical distancing of course. Our new Direct Support Professionals are yearning to create memories and support people in more social settings as opportunities to build these skills have been limited in the past year.
We want to thank the DD council for granting funds to cover rent and supplies for six months. We thank our community for the donated exercise equipment, furniture, games and activities. These efforts will positively impact the lives and mental health of people we support.