Mutually beneficial action instills pride and moral framework in special needs adults while recognizing deserving New Jersey men and women for their service.
Residents of the Adult Achievement Center (day program) at New Concepts for Living in Rochelle Park created hand-made cards, complete with their own message of thanks in honor of Veterans Day. On Thursday, November 8, 2019, a small group of New Concept’s clients personally hand-delivered the cards to a local Veteran’s Home.
New Concepts for Living, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides housing, daycare, and other services to adults with developmental disabilities and places a focus on community inclusion as well as giving back to the community.
“Outings and trips are so important to our day program clients. They need to get out and do every-day things, just like everyone else. It’s why we have such a diverse and full monthly calendar of events,” explained Bridget Garland, Day Program Director. “But giving back to our communities – that’s an invaluable lesson for them and it instills such a sense of pride and self-worth that is so important for them mentally,” she emphasized.
New Concepts for Living also makes regular visits to the local Veterans Home to play games and dance with residents there as part of their Volunteer Program.
For more information on the programs and services provided by New Concepts for Living, please visit www.ncfl.net or call (201) 843-3427.
About NCFL: New Concepts for Living is committed to caring for and enriching the lives of adults challenged with developmental disabilities. NCFL provides a safe and nurturing environment where everyone can attain their highest level of independence. Founded in 1981 by a small group of parents with limited options for the care of their adult children, NCFL has grown to become a premier provider of programs and services in New Jersey, including:
⦁ Adult Achievement Center Day Program
⦁ Community Residences (Group Homes)
⦁ Behavioral Services