Thanks to medical advances and overall health improvements, individuals in the I/DD population are living longer and leading better lives. In fact, one in three of our Day Services participants is over the age of 50, and the oldest member of our Arc Westchester family is 92!
When The Arc Westchester opened Phase I of the Senior Connection, we committed to delivering health and wellness programming. Participants enjoy a wide range of stimulating social activities and opportunities to relax, including yoga, chair exercise, music, tai chi, pet therapy, gardening and art. They also have the opportunity to participate in events at local senior centers and connect with their peers in other parts of the community.
Our commitment to health and well-being includes not only those we support, but also our staff. To date, our employees have lost a total of 357 pounds thanks to Weight Watchers programs fueled by the Foundation. Individuals in our programs are making healthy choices!