Special Populations Programs

Aquabilities (offered in July)

Aquabilities is a program that teaches youth and adults with disabilities how to move, swim, and play in the water. Aquabilities lessons are offered on a one-on-one basis at Reynolds Park Pool. For more information contact Carlie Pudney 336-727-2425 or

Helping Hands

All hands on deck for this monthly themed crafting and sensory program for persons with disabilities. Helping Hands meets every other Wednesday at Rupert Bell Recreation Center from 1:00-2:00p.m. For more information and to sign up, please contact Leanne Pressley, LRT/ CTRS at 336-727-2431 or

Active Actions

Formerly known as Sittercise, this programs meets every Monday at Sprague Street Recreation Center from 1:00-2:00p.m. Come enjoy a time of stretching, Physical Education stations, and PLAY for persons with disabilities. For more information and to sign up, please contact Leanne Pressley, LRT/ CTRS at 336-727-2431 or

The Vibe

A music therapy program serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Come ready to dance and sings and move your feet! Call Brandii Little at 336-727-2975 or for more information.

Line Up!

Line dancing class for EVERYONE. Call Brandii Little at 336-727-2975 or for more information.

Chair Yoga

Mind, body and spirit strengthening class for individuals with or without disabilities. Come and experience ways to decrease stress, improve relaxation and learn about the practice of yoga. We meet every Friday from 10 - 11a.m. at the Little Creek Recreation Center. Call Leanne Pressley CTRS/LRT at 336-727-2431 or email at   for more information.

One on One Computer Assistance 

One-on-one computer assistance to individuals of any age. We will assist you in the following areas: resume building, job appluiations, social networking, or learning basic computer skills, and more. To find out more information contact Markee Daye at or 336-727-2315

Special Population's Clubs

Stroke & Hope Group (S&H Group)

The S&H group is a daytime social group for adults with disabilities. The group enjoys outings for lunch, games, crafts and general fellowship. Program times are 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For information call Chuck Vestal at 336-727-2325 or chuckv@cityofws.org for more information.

Programs for the Blind

Forsyth Blind Bowlers

The Forsyth Blind Bowling League has been rolling balls on the lanes of Winston-Salem for more than 20 years! Most of the bowlers have some visual impairment, but sighted persons who meet requirements are also eligible to join the league. League bowling occurs during the fall and winter months. There are various tournaments throughout the season, including the Charles E. Roane Invitational Blind Bowling Tournament on the 3rd Saturday in March, held in Winston-Salem. The league is a member of the American Blind Bowlers' Association and the Carolina Bowling Alliance. Each member pays an annual sanctioning & weekly bowling fee.

Outta Sight Support Group

The Outta Sight Support Group provides moral support and recreation for adults who are visually impaired. Monthly activities include guest speakers and periodic trips to places of interest in North Carolina. The group meets at Polo Park Recreation Center on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Winston-Salem Council for the Blind

The Winston-Salem Council for the Blind is an affiliate of the North Carolina Council of the Blind that promotes awareness, education, employment and access to public accommodations for the blind and visually impaired. The council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at Polo Park Recreation Center. Sighted persons are eligible to join. However, two thirds of the membership must be blind or visually impaired. For more information about visually impaired programming, call 336-727-8000.

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