Posted On: June 14, 2022

Why NCFL Values Community Inclusion for Our Residents and Day Program Participants

What if you could give the loved ones in your care the attention and community they deserve? At New Concepts For Living, we specialize in taking care of intellectually and developmentally disabled adults to help them reach their full potential. At the heart of our care is the concept of community inclusion.

What is community inclusion, and what does it mean for the loved ones in our care? Keep reading to discover the answers!

What Is Community Inclusion?

Community inclusion refers to the ability to take an active part in the community. In turn, other members of the community value each other for the different contributions everyone can make.

At NCFL, our values place a major focus on community inclusion because many adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are not part of inclusive communities. Instead, they are often isolated and unable to share, develop, and grow alongside the community. This is why we promote community inclusion every day!

Here are just a few of the ways we create more inclusive communities:

The Achievement Center

At our Achievement Center in Rochelle Park, we bring our residents and day program participants into the community on a regular basis. For over 25 years we’ve been proud to provide an unmatched activities calendar with well-rounded skills training plans to encourage and assist our participants in reaching their full potential. 

We offer recreational activities such as bowling, arts & crafts, dancing, and yoga, as well as team-building exercises to help stimulate the mind and increase social and motor skills! In addition to these activities, we are also proud to provide a variety of field trips for our day program participants. Trips include visiting the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Point Pleasant Boardwalk, and more.

We also believe it is our responsibility to provide opportunities for our participants to be part of the community. The community inclusion program at the Achievement Center allows our residents and day program participants to volunteer for Meals On Wheels, The Salvation Army, and more. 

The Annual Walk-A-Thon

During our annual Walk-A-Thon, residents and day program participants get to interact with others in the surrounding area. They get to see their family and friends outside of NCFL while meeting new faces and building life-changing relationships. This event helps bring the entire community together in exciting and dynamic ways.

As an added bonus, the Walk-A-Thon also helps us raise funds that go towards additional programs, services, and community inclusion events that are vital to the well-being of the adults in our care. 

This year, the Walk-A-Thon was held on May 22, 2022, and was a huge success! 

Every Day Is an Adventure

We love having something planned for our residents and day program participants every day, so they always have something to look forward to. Check out our events calendar to see what we’re up to next!

Key Takeaways:

  • Community inclusion refers to the ability to take an active part in the community. 
  • At NCFL, we prioritize community building for our residents and day program participants through The Achievement Center, recreational activities, our annual Walk-A-Thon, and more. 
  • For over 25 years, NCFL has been proud to provide an unmatched activities calendar with well-rounded skills training plans to encourage and assist our participants in reaching their full potential. 

Give Your Loved Ones the Care They Deserve

Are you looking for a group home or day program for your intellectually or developmentally disabled loved one? NCFL is here to help. Whether you're ready for a tour or just want more info, we're ready to hear from you. All you have to do is contact us today!

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