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Community Participation Supports (CPS) now being offered.

We have been approved by the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) to provide Community Participation Supports (CPS).  This program is DIFFERENT from our group activities. CPS takes up to 3 participants at a time out into the community (however currently Special Recreation only works 1:1 with our CPS participants) to work on their specific goals that they might have to help them achieve independence in the community while working on their socialization and other goals that they may have. One example is that maybe someone wants to lose weight but they do not want to work out at a gym by themselves.  We would provide a staff to help them work on their weight loss goal while out in the community.  If you are interested in CPS, you need to contact your Supports Coordinator at MH/DS to see if you qualify.


Due to COVID-19 our group activities are limited to once a week. 


7th: Movie and Lunch: Wednesday (10:30 am) at the Casino Theatre. (1403 Pocono   Blvd (Route 611). Mt. Pocono, PA).  This will be a private showing just for our  group and no one from the public will be there.  We will be able to spread out through    out the whole theater for social distancing. We will watch “Gremlins” and then we can buy lunch afterwards.  Bring $10 for lunch.  You can choose from the following and will need to place your order with Debbie in advance.  For $10 you can choose one of the following per person: Hot Dog, French Fries and 16 oz drink,  5 inch Pizza, French Fries and 16 oz drink, Cheeseburger, French Fries and 16 oz drink or Hamburger, French Fries and 16 oz drink.  Depending on how many people sign up there may be an extra $5 charge for staff and family members who attend.


16th: Hayride/Pumpkin & Apple Picking: Friday (10:30 am) at Race Farm, 87 Belcher Road, Blairstown, NJ.  We will take a hayride to the orchard where you can pick a bag full of apples (bags will be provided).  You will also get to pick a pumpkin.  Please wear old clothes and shoes in case the ground is muddy.  Bring a bag lunch and drink.   An Additional $8 will be put on your monthly bill.  You must be able to climb stairs to the wagon for the hayride and there is no smoking on the farm.  Masks must be worn at the farm. (If there are staff or family members that attend and they do not want to pick apples or pumpkins then there is a $3 charge by the farm)


19th: Bingo & Halloween Lunch: Monday (10:00 am– 12:30 pm) at the Chestnuthill Park building (221 Route 715 in Brodheadsville).  We will play bingo and win prizes. Afterwards we will have pizza for lunch. Bring your own drink. COME DRESSED IN A COSTUME. Don’t  forget to bring a bag to carry your bingo prizes home.  An additional $5 will be added to your monthly bill for lunch.


23rd: Art Class: Friday (10:30-11:30 am) Shawnee Art Shed (107 Shawnee Square Drive, Shawnee on the Delaware). We will be painting so please wear old clothes.  An Additional $5 will be put on your monthly bill.  IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS DAY YOU CAN NOT ATTEND ON THE 28th.  No lunch today.


28th: Art Class: Wednesday (10:30-11:30 am) Shawnee Art Shed (107 Shawnee Square Drive, Shawnee on the Delaware). We will be painting so please wear old clothes.   An Additional $5 will be put on your monthly bill.  IF YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS DAY YOU CAN NOT ATTEND ON THE 23rd. No lunch today.



Please note that activity dates and times are subject to change and we will try our best to give you as much notice as possible.


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