A Message From The Director
May 1, 2020
Hello Special Recreation friends and family:
It is our hope that this note and our summer brochure finds you safe and healthy. We are pleased to send out our summer 2020 activity brochure and we’re sure you are excited to receive it.
The SRA staff is working to prepare for a reopening of the office and a restart of programs when we have been cleared to do so. But, realize at this time we are still under the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing and we do not know when this will be lifted. Similarly, many of our activities take place outside of the SRA building, and we have limited control as to when we can use those places. So please understand that all programs in the brochure are subject to change, including dates,times, locations, and limits. We will do our very best to communicate with you on changes, but these changes my occur at the last minute.
Programs that have a May start date have been cancelled, these include:
Walking Wednesday - Session #1 of Bowling - Session #1 of Horseback Riding - Session #1 of Karate -
The Ken Klipp 5K will be virtual.
The Disney Dance on June 12 has also been cancelled; please do not register for these activities.
We’re hoping to still offer Summer Day Camp, but it will be delayed. We’ll share more as soon as we know more about future health and safety guidelines.
Don’t be concerned about payment at this time. Once we receive the registration form, we will communicate with you on the payment process. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
We have been rolling out virtual programs and have been sending Zoom invites to all of our participants that we have emails for. Please check your email regularly and if you feel we may not have your current email and want to receive these invites send us an email with the subject "Virtual Programs" so we can get you all participating in the fun.
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Dance - Noon (Our favorite D.J. Jason Tanner will be spinning your favorite tunes. Do your have song requests? Email us early with the requested song & your name to Renee.email@example.com)
Tuesday, May 26 - Karaoke with Kelsey - 6:30 PM (You can sing to your favorite song or just watch. Words will show on the screen)
Wednesday, May 27 - Lunch Bunch - 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Eat lunch together and chat with friends)
Pictionary with Pam - 6:30 PM
Thursday, May 28 - Club Thursday Chat - 1:00 - 1:30 PM (Chat with your friends from Club Thursday program. It is not required for you to be a member of Club Thursday.)
Zoom Zumba - 2:00 - 2:30 PM (Fun Zumba exercise for all. You can participate in a chair.)
Friday, May 28 - Friday Follies - 6:30 - 7:00 PM or 7:15 - 7:45 PM. (We will assign you a time slot and it can be different from week to week so that you can chat with other people.)
Also, Pam has started a Flipgrid account for us. It's like a daily diary on a fun subject that Pam comes up with. I know I'm enjoying it. Some of the participants have joined and the staff is doing it too. So like today, the topic is "What's your favorite restaurant?" So you post a short video of yourself talking about the topic. It's really fun to watch everyone's videos.
So you can download the App to your phone from your App Store (it's free)
Our account is bright3485. Good Luck. Let us know if you need any help.
We are an association formed by member agencies to provide community-based Therapeutic Recreation to individuals with disabilities and special needs. We provide year-round recreation, leisure and life skill activities that add to the quality of life for those who participate and their families.
Our member districts are Bourbonnais Township Park District, Kankakee Valley Park District, and Limestone Township Park District. We view ourselves as a completion of the commitment of each associating Park District’s responsibility to serve all its citizens including individuals with special needs.