Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Valentine’s dance gives those with developmental disabilities a sense of community

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m.—RUTLAND—ARC Rutland Area, an organization for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and the Elks Club will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Day dance Sunday, Feb. 12, 1-4 p.m. Along with members, families and friends, the community is invited to share the afternoon of dancing. This is one of five dances ARC Rutland Area will be offering this year. After hearing of the dances, members look  forward to the opportunity to get out and see their friends to have some fun.
It is being proven that without recreation or socializing, people are not at their best health. These dances create a better life style for citizens by providing the hall, deejay, food and atmosphere for positive connections. The Elks work the kitchen, serving and provide the hall; ARC provides the invite, notices, deejay, beverages and the crowd. Together they are making an accessible event for people with developmental disabilities, their family and friends, to network, relax and enjoy some time.
ARC Rutland Area is an organization that advocates for the rights of citizens with developmental disabilities and their families to be regarded as valued citizens with the same entitlements as non-disabled individual, including the right to lifelong opportunities for personal growth and full participation in the community.
Elks Club is located on Pleasant Street, Rutland. For more info, call 802-775-1370 or email info@arcrutlandarea.org.

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