As Labor Day approaches and the cool weather returns, our summertime activities start to wane. The last official day for bar-b-ques and vacations is the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day.
Let’s face it, everyone loves a good vacation! This is even more so for the residents at ARC. This summer our residents were able to take two vacation trips. Some went to Villa Roma – an all inclusive resort in the Catskills that has nightly music, games, a bowling alley, bounce houses, and a pool. And others, to Ocean City, Maryland – which features miles of beach, a wooden boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops and theme-park rides.
The Behavioral Intervention specialists arrange trips like these each summer not only for getting away but to have positive health benefits as well. They are beneficial for relaxation, socialization, and new experiences. They also offer the ability to interact with the community and increase self awareness, self consciousness and self esteem.
The vacation experience is not only fun and therapeutic for the individuals but it also gives the community an opportunity to become more sensitized and accepting of the population – to feel a sense of normalcy. After 2020, we all could use a little normal.