LIFE Club Events This Week!

Join us for some upcoming virtual events! Any and all are welcome!

We are switching to a different platform for LIFE Club. Please follow the links imbedded in this message to participate.

Tuesday, July 28

LIFE Club:  Game Night

When:  Tuesday, July 28 from 5:00pm-6:30pm

What: Join us for an evening of friendship, discussion, and learning! These interactive groups will focus on developing skills and confidence for social situations in a way that is fun and informative! This week we will go back to a classic and have a game night! We will play charades and other fun word games. Please follow the new link below to participate! LIFE Club is open to all.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow meet.google.com/cvq-xaya-swy at 5:00pm to participate. Contact christopher.sharkey@supportinc.com or gwen.bonilla@supportinc.com for any questions. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, July 29

Moving and Grooving:  Tai Chi

When:  Wednesday, July 29 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What:  We will join together to discuss life’s stressors while improving the physical health of our bodies to create a healthy lifestyle by learning helpful social and exercise habits. Thisgroupwill incorporate a different movement activity every session. This week will have a tai chi theme! There will be a tutorial and visuals for this fun and meditation based exercise. This is a great opportunity to be active during a virtual time. Adaptable for all abilities!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85277454478  at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact ashley.treiber@supportinc.com for any questions.

Thursday, July 30

Touching Stories

When:  Thursday, July 30 from 11:00am-12:00pm

What: Touching Stories is a unique therapy model, specifically designed for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, that pairs the social and emotional learning of story with sensory integration activities in a way that is educational, engaging, and simply, a lot of fun! We have adapted our Touching Stories for at home use. Gwen and Meredith will first lead participants in a scavenger hunt for the sensory items needed for the stories (all items are common items found in every home) and then will tell the sensory-based stories to the group. Please see the attached list for scavenger hunt items. If you are curious to learn more, please watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcjzvevJ9_w&t=67s.

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86143640216 at 11:00am to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact gwen.bonilla@supportinc.com or meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, July 31

Pop Culture Group:  Cartoons and Animation

When:  Friday, July 31 from 12:00pm-1:00pm

What:  Pop Culture Group is an opportunity for clients to come together and connect over their common interests and explore new ideas at the same time. Come explore different styles of cartoons, animation, and comedy through illustrated art. We will learn, laugh, and watch in this upcoming session focused on cartoons and animation. Last we learned what “episodic” means. This week we are watching more than one episode and talking about how story lines can connect. This one is for the tv lovers!

Instructions:  In order to participate, please follow https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88042448634 at 12:00pm to participate. Everyone is welcome! Contact meredith.kane@supportinc.com for any questions. All are welcome!

Items Needed For Thursday, July 30

We’ll do two stories:

Scavenger Hunt for Henny Penny!

  1. Wooden Spoon
  2. Empty box or Hardcover book
  3. Something round like a nut
  4. Shirt with a pocket
  5. String
  6. “Pail” or a Jar or a bowl
  7. Berries or something that smells like berries
  8. Nails/Screws/etc
  9. Buttons
  10. Something Furry/Soft
  11. And get ready to make animal noises for a chicken, a duck, a cow, a goose, a pig, a sheep, and a fox

A Day at the Beach Scavenger Hunt!

  1. Shredded up newspaper (just a couple sheets)
  2. A plastic bag
  3. Something that smells like flowers (real flowers, a candle, perfume, etc.)
  4. Sandpaper (or something that feels gritty – a pumice stone, or the rough side of a scrubbing sponge)
  5. Vanilla (or something that smells like vanilla)
  6. Bubbles (you can get them at the dollar store or grocery store, but if that’s not available, a little  dish soap in water)
  7. Aluminum foil
  8. A towel
  9. Bandaid