On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPPC) celebrated the grand opening of its new facility, located in Central Christian Church.
CPPC is an all- inclusive day program for adults with disabilities, and the new location offers a wide range of educational, social and recreational services for adults with special needs. During the event, guests had the opportunity to meet CPPC staff members, who were on-hand to explain CPPC’s programs and mission and give tours of the facility, which includes a large classroom, yard and community garden.
|CPPC Board Member Jan Osborn and CPPC Teammate Emily Himes|
A PARO Therapeutic Robot, which resembles a real baby seal, was also in attendance for the individuals with special needs. PARO is an advanced interactive robot that allows the documented benefits of animal therapy to be administered to patients in environments such as hospitals and extended care facilities where live animals present treatment or logistical difficulties. PARO has been found to reduce stress, stimulate interaction and improve socialization between patients and their caregivers.
|CPPC Program Executive Jamie Reynolds, CPPC Staff Member Carl Thompson, CPPC Instructional Specialist Katelyn Courtney, CPPC Staff Member LaShunda Thomas|
The grand opening also kicked-off Connecting Point of Park Cities’ participation in North Texas Giving Day, which will take place September 18, 2014. The proceeds raised through North Texas Giving Day will assist with general operations and a bus. The bus will be a vital addition and help connect CPPC members to off-site recreational activities, educational classes, museum trips and a lunch outing every Thursday.
|Geoff Schorr and CPPC Board Treasurer Kelly Schorr|
Connecting Point of Park Cities (CPPC) is an organization committed to integrating individuals with disabilities into the Park Cities and surrounding communities. CPPC was created to provide an all--‐inclusive safe, nurturing and stimulating day program and to fulfill the demand for a community--‐based program that offers quality service programs. CPPC plans to partner with local education agencies, businesses and recreational centers to encourage substantial community volunteerism.
For more information, please contact Sarah Oliai at email@example.com or visit http://mycppc.org/.