Since summer began, people supported by AHRC Nassau Residential Services have been making the most of the season: throwing barbeques, visiting waterparks, and attending events throughout Long Island.
To celebrate Independence Day, the Britton Road Residence hosted a festive BBQ. There, a group of 50 friends from four other residences, staff, and families enjoyed delicious homemade dishes of lasagna, burgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob in addition to a selfie and a dance contest where resident Francis Watson of AHRC’s Old Britton Road Residence was crowned best dancer.
That same day, residents of the Ruby Lane Residence headed to the Jones Beach Independence Day July 4th Fireworks.
Elsewhere the residents of AHRC South Marion attended a local fair while the residents of Woodland Gate visited the beach to enjoy a concert by the water.
Throughout the residences, people are actively engaging in their community, enjoying quality time with family and friends. This is made possible by the nearly 750 Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who provide a wide range of care and supports every day.
As a Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) accredited agency, AHRC has demonstrated their commitment to person-centered excellence. Residential services staff members work toward this goal by holding quarterly meetings where people supported express their needs and how they want to spend their time. With these suggestions, staff plan activities they know people will enjoy.