Social, Recreation & Respite
The Adult Social, Recreation and Respite Program (Adult SRR) provides a wide variety of activities and events year-round. The activities are inclusive so adults with varying abilities and functioning levels can participate. The Respite activities are similar to the Social and Recreation activities but are longer in length.
The Adult SRR Program goals are to develop self-esteem, social skills and healthy lifestyles by providing educational, cultural and recreational opportunities to increase community involvement. Keeping participants active and engaged in the community is a major focus for our program.
Participants can choose which activities they would like to participate in each month. Most of the activities are integrated in community settings with the intent of having our participants be more involved and included in the community.
SOAR Fox Cities recognizes that families/caregivers have a great need for Respite (a break from their daily care giving responsibilities). We offer full-day, evening, weeknight and weekend respite opportunities for family members/ caretakers. The length of time varies from 3 to 8 hours.
Please contact Program Coordinator, Paula Maurer at 920-731-9831 x122.
In case of an emergency after office hours, please call: 920-931-2530.
Adult Education / SOAR Academy
SOAR Fox Cities Adult Education Program is designed to educate adults who have developmental disabilities with skills that will help them live as independently as possible. All classes are taught with the needs of the participants in mind. Adult Education classes progress at a slower pace, include a lot of repetition, feature hands-on learning and incorporate both verbal and visual learning styles. We believe all community members deserve access to education and community resources in an understandable and accessible manner.
SOAR offers classes in the areas of healthy diets, physical fitness, personal safety, financial education, preventive and emergency health care, communication and conflict resolution, healthy relationships/sexual assault prevention and independent living skills. Adults with developmental disabilities do not always have access to traditional adult programs (higher education, health clubs, exercise programs, money management strategies, etc.), but at SOAR Fox Cities, adults with differing abilities can learn to their capacity how to initiate and maintain a healthy, safe and independent life style.
- Household Chores – learn the life skills of doing laundry, cleaning, making a bed, mending/sewing, cooking and shopping.
- Financial Literacy – learn the life skills of avoiding money scams, the meaning and value of money, banking, budgeting, and identity theft.
- Home Safety – learn the life skills of fire safety, and safe independent living behaviors.
- Personal Safety– learn the life skills of pedestrian safety, weather safety, self-defense, privacy concerns, sexual assault prevention, first aid, emergency preparedness and theft.
- Public Safety and Transportation – learn the life skills of using a bus, taxi, Valley Transit Connector Program, and bike safety.
- Self- Care – learn the life skills of personal hygiene, stress relief, exercise and healthy eating.
- Healthy Relationships – learn the life skills of making friendships, public and private behaviors and boundaries, sex education, and coping with grief or loss.
- Community Resources – learn the life skills of recreational opportunities, volunteering, and where to go when you’re in need of assistance.
Note: We cannot offer one-to-one supervision for SOAR Adult programs. If participants need one-to-one supervision or assistance, they will need a caregiver or support staff to attend activities with them.
Please contact Director of Adult Services, LeeAnn Stein at 920-731-9831 x112.
SOAR On Wheels
Do you have a group that can’t get to SOAR for educational or social opportunities? We’ll come to you! Please contact Director of Adult Services, LeeAnn Stein at 920-731-9831 x112 for more information.