The Red HeARTed Sleeve Project @Freehold Borough Y
The Red HeARTed Sleeve Project is entered into the A Community Thrives (ACT) social impact contest. A Community Thrives, a collaboration across the entire USA TODAY NETWORK, enables community members to act on ideas that improve the people, organizations, government, and businesses around them by equipping them with the resources they need to thrive.
Please take a moment to watch our video entry and then cast your vote for The Red HeARTed Sleeve Project between April 12-May 12 at www.act.usatoday.com to help us win and continue this Arts program for the children of Freehold Borough! Thank you!
Mel, what I love about SCAN@Y is “no promises made or outcome predicted.” When I joined in January, it was based on a list of activities. Nobody explained or provided a “syllabus” of what would be covered in art, sit ‘n b fit, tai chi, etc. I had no expectations. Since joining, I have met a group of folk I like. We socialize, compliment and encourage one another, but it do not intrude into one’s person life. There are NO personal phone calls, FaceTime® or social media. When we begin on Tuesday, it is quiet as we drink a hot beverage, think, reminisce or whatever. The group of over 50’s consist of singles, widows, widowers, partnerships. There isn’t any judging or criticisms beyond the norm in group interaction. I’ve lost about 12 pounds since inception of the program and have sustained this weight lost. I eat better, drink more water and have eliminated soda and sugary drinks. It is wonderful to get up in the morning and have a place to go once a week. I think daily wouldn’t work, but once a week is doable. Pat, SCAN, mentioned extending the program to two days; however, I would suggest attending one of two days, e.g. Tuesday or Thursday. As expressed by participants at the “public meeting” 6/21/2016, there is nothing else like SCan@Y. The list of activities have nothing to do with planning for the inevitable, care giving, or the so-called pitfalls of aging. We walk out the door each week with back straight, head up, looking forward to next Tuesday.–Anonymous.
Fri, April 28 | Opportunity for people of all ages to experience fun and creative interactive activities designed especially to promote your brain health. Free, open to the public. Click to learn more
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