It was a morning of tye dyeing shirts at the Kent County site 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 impressive looking tye dye shirts.
There 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.
Bill Werner, store manager, for the Newark Home Depot donated supplies and built a device which is being used by our participants to help them with bowling. The device was developed by Sharon De Lozier, Occupational Therapist, at C.E.R.T.S. The device makes it easier for our participants to push the bowling ball.
The Delaware Division of the Arts is providing funding for the C.E.R.T.S. project, “Art Therapy for Adults with Multiple, Severe Disabilities” during FY 2015. The project is to provide art therapy, pottery and music programs at both the New Castle site in Newark and the Kent County site in Smyrna. Paul Weagraff, Director, Delaware Division of the Arts stated in his letter, “With a wide array of very strong applications this year, funding decisions were particularly challenging. Panelists deliberated thoroughly and thoughfully to assist in reviewing and ranking grant categories.”
This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.