Special Populations Programs

Unique Seniors

Unique Seniors is a program for adults 55+ who have intellectual disabilities. The program is held Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 - 12 noon at Carl Russell Recreation Center. The program includes exercise, social activities, games, crafts, community outings, as well as training and participation in Piedmont Plus Senior Games. For more information call Laura Patterson, 336-727-2313 or for more information.

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.

Community Reintegration

Persons with disabilities are referred to this one-on-one program of reentry to recreational and leisure activities. Program goals focus on leisure education, independent participation, and prevention of social isolation. For information contact Leanne Pressley at 336-727-2423 or Brandii Little at 336-727-2321 or .

Helping Hands

Helping Hands Leisure Education program for adults with disabilities. Program meets every Wednesday at Rupert Bell Community Center from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Each week we engage in new and different crafts, activities, and games. For information call Leanne Pressley at 336-727-2423 or for more information.

Sittercise

Energetic exercise program using music, games and weights. The class is held every Monday at the Sprague St. Community Center from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. For information contact Leanne Pressley 336-727-2423 or .

Home Body Crafts

Inclusive crafting with a monthly theme. Meets every first Thursday from 1pm - 3pm at the Miller Park Recreation Center. Client to worker participation must be no greater than 2 - 1. Call Brandii Little at 336-727-2321 or for more information.

Hang Time

A social group that works on different social skills, plays games and enjoys each other's company and plan various outings throughout the year. Meets on Mondays from 10am - Noon at the 14th Street Recreation Center: Tuesdays at the Carl Russell Recreation Center and Wednesdays at the Miller Park Recreation Center. Contact Brandii Little at 336-727-2321 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 336-727-2423 or email at for more information.

Special Population's Clubs

Stroke Victors Club & Poke Easy group (S&P Group)

The S&P 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. The second Tuesday meeting is out to lunch and the 4th Tuesday meeting is at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center. For information call Jessica Garrett at 336-727-2321 or 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 727-8000.

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