2014 Piggin’ Out for C.E.R.T.S. Pig Roast

It was a great evening of fun, good food, and a lot of opportunities to contribute to the C.E.R.T.S. Adult Action Center at the 2014 C.E.R.T.S. Piggin’ Out for C.E.R.T.S. fundraiser.  There were over 50 silent auction items, raffle items and 50-50 tickets to help raise money for C.E.R.T.S.  Music was provided by DJ John Chambers of Club LA Productions which included a time for dancing.  Thank you to the committee and everyone who attended. Special thank you to the three sponsors of the event TEK Electronics, LLC; Procter & Gamble Dover Wipes Plant; and Charles J. Staropoli, Ed.D.

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Rob Young Brings His Music Back to C.E.R.T.S.

IMG_0083Rob Young was a regular at the C.E.R.T.S. Adult Action Center. Rob Young and Zach Ladin started Nature Jams in 2013, Nature Jams performs interactive and educational concerts and Rob left C.E.R.T.S. to record and do concerts. In 2013, they released their first album, “Food For Thought” and their second album “Be Kind.” The duo loves to sing about healthy food, being kind and taking care of the planet Earth. IMG_0088In 2013 they performed sixty shows at preschools, elementary schools, and in all kinds of family friendly places! Young Music creates interactive programming and media. Created by Robert and Samantha Young, Young Music is the umbrella company behind Nature Jams and Preschool Prodigies, set on creating engaging, entertaining IMG_0102and educational content for children. Rob sings new age music for our participants and gets the participants to participate with musical instruments.  Rob will be at our Newark site every second and fourth Monday.


Participants Tye Dye Shirts

DSC_0019It was a morning of tye dyeing shirts at the Kent County siteDSC_0020 in Smyrna.  The shirts were first rolled and a rubber band placed in different spots on the shirts, and then the participants poured different dye colors on to the shirts, which were then wrapped in saran wrap and left to dry overnight.  Congratulations to some pretty DSC_0022impressive looking tye dye shirts.DSC_0025


Every Day Is Unique………..

IMG_0026There is no typical day at the C.E.R.T.S. Adult Action Center.  Every day each participant gets a choice of what activities he or she will participate in.  They choose whether to do karaoke, go to the salon, cooking, art, bowling, music, pottery, etc.The C.E.R.T.S. Adult Action Center is a unique day program experience that provides meaningful engagement through activities, outings, and programs tailored for each individual.  Here are some photographs of some of the activities on this particular day at our New Castle County site.


Participants Visit Ronald McDonald House!

001Recently, two participants enjoyed traveling from our New 003Castle County site to the Ronald McDonald House in Wilmington. They had a nice visit and while there, donated many pop tops from soda cans for their recycling program.  We have been saving these pop tops for a long time and it felt good to do something nice for people in need!