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August 16, 2022: New Concepts for Living day program participants spent the morning at Cooking Group at the YMCA.

Groups of our individuals attend a weekly session at the YMCA for cooking lessons. It gives them a chance to be a part of their community and learn new skills in order to enhance their independence and well-being. Cooking also provides our participants the opportunity to gain a sense of accomplishment, learn responsibility, make healthy choices,  and expand their palate, and explore their senses.

Today’s session was about baking. Baking is educational and teaches many different skills. Some of these are math, reading, science, following directions, patience, and problem-solving skills. 

Everyone had a great time gathering ingredients, mixing them, and watching it turn into their final product – banana bread! The best part of all was tasting it!

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