From our team to your family, we at Advancing Opportunities would like to take the time to wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy Chanukkah. Staff have been working and playing hard to make this a festive time of year for the individuals in our community respite and residential programs.
Adults’ and Parents’ Night Out, Northwest New Jersey
Our children, teens, and adults gathered to dance and socialize at the annual ANO/PNO Family Holiday Party, to which family members were invited. DJ Marie provided the music to get everyone up and dancing. Each family brought an entree for the pot-luck dinner.
The day after the Family Holiday Party, on a quiet Sunday afternoon, teens and young adults got together to create their own gingerbread houses, with a variety of colorful—and tasty—materials.
Weekend Recreation, Northeast New Jersey
Holiday- and seasonal-themed events are popular with our Weekend Recreation participants year round. The Christmas holiday this year was certainly no exception! The Little Falls Civic Center kindly provided the space, while donations provided for a delicious buffet. Activities included dancing to the music of DJ Johnathan, a festive lunch, and a fashion show to show off that colorful holiday attire!
And Our Group Home Residents!
A party at which the residents of the northern New Jersey group homes is planned for Saturday, December 22.