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1790 E. Packard Hwy.
Charlotte, MI 48813
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The Eaton County Adult Handicap Program was designed as a social/recreational outlet to foster social contact and peer interaction, and to provide chances for social development for the "differently-abled" persons that it serves. Due to their special needs and limitations, most adults who have disabilities have little, if any, access to the social and recreational options that many take for granted. The once-a-week sessions that the program offers help to fill that void.
On Tuesday evenings these special people, averaging 75 per week, meet in Charlotte where they have the opportunity to socialize and to participate in a variety of activities. The program is made possible by the efforts of volunteers who serve as aides to assist in the activities, and by offering their friendship. By giving of themselves to others in need, they find that the rewards outweigh their efforts.
The individuals that participate in the program have a wide range of abilities/disabilities, a range of ages from 18-60 and live in various communities in the Eaton County area. Some live in foster care homes, others live with their families, and a few live independently. They all share a need for friendship, a smile, and a helping hand.
The activities offered include: bingo, music nights, table games, pot-luck dinners, entertainment, party/dances, and bowling. Each evening refreshments are offered. A monthly calendar is available at the end of each month with news and the next month's activities. The program is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit and all donations are tax-deductible.
Anyone 18 and older with a developmental disability living in the Eaton County area. Participants are responsible for their own transportation. There is no charge for participation in the program.
Most sessions meet at Eaton Regional Education Service Agency in Charlotte (behind Wal-Mart). It also meets at the Charlotte American Legion Hall and the Char-Lanes bowling alley (on North Lansing Road).
Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (25-27 sessions per year)