Adaptive Kung Fu - NEW!

This course is designed to support peoples with special needs of all ages. These are exciting, dynamic classes in a safe, positive, non-competitive atmosphere, with an emphasis on self-improvement. We will address the following practices in our curriculum: stances, blocks, striking and kicking, katas, falls/rolls, grappling, stretching, strengthening, breathing exercises, and partner work.
We aim to build strength, confidence, and focus! As well as learning a new skill and promoting growth. 
All students receive individual attention from Head Instructor Christopher Scafone.
Strong Mind • Strong Body • Strong Life • The Hardest Workouts You Will Ever Love!
Location: Four80 Fitness Group X
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-5:45, beginning December 4
Tuition: $100/Month covers all classes


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Sensory Friendly Holiday Party

Come join us at RARA as we partner with Trumpet Behavioral Health to provide a fun and safe holiday environment for peoples of all ages with special sensory needs, without having to go to mall. At this event, we will provide opportunities for sensory-friendly pictures with Santa, holiday coloring, opportunities to play in our playscape, along with refreshments and other holiday activities. Free of charge.

#8995 December 16 12PM-2PM

Adaptive Gingerbread Decorating

Come and join RARA staff for this fun opportunity to decorate tasty gingerbread men! All supplies will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity and holiday spirit.  This course is designed for people with special needs ages 10 and up!

 The fee for this course is $15 per participant. Each participant can invite one family member to join them if they would like! (Family members are of no charge, we just need to know a head count).
This course will take place on Thursday, December 6th from 6:00PM-7:00PM.


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Diners Club

One Monday a month enjoy a meal with friends at various local restaurants. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Participants pay for their own meal, beverage and tip. You must pre-register so that we have enough assistance and space reserved in the restaurants.

This activity is supervised by RARA Staff.  

Location: various local restaurants, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

If you are not pre-registered, RARA cannot provide supervision.  

#8928 December 3 - Gus O'Connor's

#8929 January 7 5:00-6:30 Culver's - #8930 January 7 6:30-8 Culver's

#8931 February 4 Chili's 5:00-6:30 - #8932 February 4 Chili's 6:30-8

#8933 March 4 Ram's Horn 5:00-6:30 - #8934 March 4 Ram's Horn 6:30-8

#8935 April 1 Buffalo's Anchor Bar 5:00-6:30 - #8536 April 1 Buffalo's Anchor Bar 6:30-8

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Movie Pizza Night

Enjoy a movie and a pizza snack with friends, one Friday a month. This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs.

Location: RARA 500 East 2nd St  - Messy Room

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Movie Night Out

This opportunity is designed to support persons with special needs. Enjoy a movie with your friends at the theater one Friday a month.  You will pay for your own ticket and concessions. Plans are based on the current theater schedule. You must pre-register so that we have enough assistance and space reserved.

Location: Emagine Theater, Rochester Road

If you are not pre-registered, RARA cannot provide supervision and we can not reserve a seat for you. Detailed information regarding movie selection and times, will be sent out on Wednesday evening to those participants who are registered.

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Holiday Dance

#8972 December 7 - Ho-Ho-Holiday Dance

Attendees are encouraged to come to this dance to enjoy great music from DAZZLE DO*TIME and enjoy a great evening with friends.

Location: RCS Administration Center 501 W. University Dr. Rochester, MI 48307

 

#8975 February 1 - "Big Hearts" Dance

Attendees are encouraged to wear red to this dance to enjoy great music, food, and enjoy a great evening with friends!

Location: RCS Administration Center 501 W. University Dr. Rochester, MI 48307

 

#8974 May 3 - Cinco de Mayo Dance

Attendees are encouraged to come dance, enjoy great food and music, and spend time with good friends!

Location: RCS Administration Center 501 W. University Dr. Rochester, MI 48307

 

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Adaptive Yoga

Come join Ms. Brooke for a 6-week yoga session.  In this session, participants will practice yoga poses, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation.  This class will also include games to promote social interaction.  These practices together aim to balance physiological and cognitive functioning, while also promoting physical, emotional, and social development.

#8909 Mondays starting January 21

#8910 Mondays starting March 11

Location: RARA 500 East 2nd St  - Messy Room

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Art with an Impact - NEW!

Come join us for a six week program of artistic fun! During this hour-long class, we will explore personal growth in social, cognitive, and emotional domains expressed through journal making, painting and adapted crafts for persons of all ages and abilities. Every weekly session will include a project to take home, that has combined art and meaning. Starting in January, the first session will allow persons to identify a few goals for the new year and continue to work towards achieving them with each project every week. We will have a special celebration and project on our final day off class, which falls on Valentine's Day! Hope to see you soon!
 

#8999 Beginning January 10

Location: RARA Messy Room

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Cupcake Decorating - NEW!

Join Ms. Andrea, an experienced cake and cupcake decorating and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, for an evening learning how to decorate cupcakes! Ms. Andrea will provide everything that you need in order to decorate, so all you will need to bring is your creativity and excitement to learn! This program will help promote fine motor skills, creativity, self expression, concentration, decision making skills, and more! Do not miss this fun new opportunity to decorate seasonal and holiday-related cupcakes! Sign up today.
 

#8991 January 22 6:00-7:00

#8992 February 19 6:00-7:00

#8993 March 19 6:00-7:00

#8994 April 16 6:00-7:00

Location: RARA Messy Room

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding adaptive programs, please do not hesitate to contact Lyndsey Ramsay at 248-601-4041 or via email at Lyndsey@rararecreation.org

 

RARA Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for RARA? Contact us today and see how you can become a sponsor! Email us at Info@RARARecreation.org