Suffolk Parks and Recreation offers ‘Knowledge for Life’

Published 4:33 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016

Suffolk Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation Service will offer the “Knowledge for Life” program this fall.

Knowledge for Life is a living and life skills course that provides assistance and guidance to individuals with special needs and varied abilities to promote and develop their social and personal life skills, independence, self-confidence and awareness, community integration and more. The goal is to assist them in achieving a greater self-sufficiency. Some topics that will be covered include safety awareness, nutrition and meal preparation, community resources, household skills, fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle tips, as well as so much more.

Come and learn something new as experienced professionals and volunteers share their knowledge, experiences and expertise through helpful presentations, interactive activities and provide useful resources and information.

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This program will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 S. Sixth St., on November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The program fee is $35 for the entire three-week course, and participants who require one-on-one assistance are welcome with their parent/guardian or personal aide at no additional cost. Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so register soon.

This event is geared towards adolescents ages 10 and up with special needs and varied abilities. Please note that the ages listed are simply guidelines. Developmental will be considered. Physical requirements and other restrictions can also be accommodated with notice for classes and events.

For more information and to register, contact Maribel Baltazar at 514-7264 or