Virtual Programming and Pre-Vocational Training

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OUR PROGRAMS

Virtual Programming

We provide learning and work experiences to help individuals with I&DD succeed in the community.

Virtual Programming

Virtual Programming continues at The Arc Gloucester this year! We are so excited to bring back our most popular classes, and refresh the offering with some great new options! You can pick and choose which classes to participate in on a daily basis, too! 

If you are not receiving services at The Arc Gloucester, but wish to participate in Virtual Programming, you can! It's easy! You can simply fill out the Virtual Programming Contact form linked below, and we will get the process started. You'll be signing on to our Zoom classes in no time!

 

Monday Class Descriptions:

10:00 am - All Around the United States
  • We will be exploring different places throughout the US by using maps, pictures, songs and activities. We will be learning interesting facts as we visit unique and exciting locations
11:00 am - Nutritious and Delicious
  • Rutgers University leads us in learning how making good food choices is important to your health and well-being. In this class, we will discuss how to make the best choices and still enjoy your meals!
12:00 pm - Introduction to American Sign Language
  • This class will start with the basics. Participants will be taught basic one-word signs and phrases for frequently used communication, as well as learning the alphabet and finger spell. Instructor will use repetition, video clips, and flashcards to aid in the lessons.
1:00 pm - Dance Party Fitness
  • Calling all music fans! In this class we will explore a fun way to get our bodies moving and our heart rate elevated to exercise our bodies! Join us for a dance party that will also give us a great workout!
2:00 pm - Mystery Monday: Who Done It?!
  • Get your detective skills ready as we examine and discuss clues, witnesses and interrogate suspects to figure out "who done it!" We will learn how real detectives solve their mysteries. 

 

Tuesday Class Descriptions

10:00 am - Welcome to Spanish
  • Bienvenidos! Join us as we learn basic words in Spanish while engaging in fun activities. We will be learning basic greetings, numbers, colors and much more! We will also explore the culture of Spanish speaking countries.
11:00 am - Basic Cooking
  • Do you need a little help in the kitchen? In this class, you will learn how to prepare simple snacks, lunches and desserts! Join us as we create delicious treats with basic ingredients and tools!
12:00 pm - Social Media Training
  • In this class, we will explore the wondrous world of Social Media! We will explore the basics like signing up for social media, all the way up to interacting with others and creating your safe space to interact. 
1:00 pm - Music Appreciation
  • Let’s get ready to rock! Enjoy your favorite music from a wide array of artists while learning about the different genres and the history of music.
2:00 pm - Fables and Legends
  • We will dive into the world of heroes both mythical and real through reading and discussing their adventurous tales! We will discuss the theme and the lesson from each tale as we bring these heroes into our lives! 

 

Wednesday Class Descriptions

10:00 am - Fun with Flip Cards
  • Flip cards are a fun and interactive learning tool that we will use to cover many different topics. With every flip of a card the participants will explore and discuss different aspects of life. Participants will have fun answering the questions and participating in the discussion after.
11:00 am - Chair Fitness with Ana
  • This class offers low impact exercises that can be done in a chair. Exercises will vary and focus on the upper and lower muscle groups. Join us in incorporating household items as weights to make it more challenging, or simply use your arms and legs to get a work out.
12:00 pm - Health and Wellness
  • In this class we will discuss how to improve your health, safety, and awareness at home, work, and in the community. We will cover what to do in the case of various emergencies as well as explore different ways to cope with stress.
1:00 pm - Self-Advocacy with Terri
  • We will be talking about our rights, our dreams for the future, and how to obtain both through advocating for ourselves and those we care about.
2:00 pm - Bingo with Ana!
  • This classic game of chance where players match the numbers on their board with the number the host randomly draws. Players mark the numbers called and when they get five in a row they yell out BINGO! First one to Bingo wins!

 

Thursday Class Descriptions

10:00 am - Book Club with Dr. Seuss and Friends
  • In this class we will enjoy books and stories for everyone. Let’s have fun reading The Cat in the Hat and Dr. Suess! We will also enjoy reciting our favorite nursey rhymes!
11:00 am - Scattegories
  • An exciting word game to challenge your mind while having fun with your friends!
12:00 pm - Theme Day Thursday
  • Join us as we enjoy Memory Games, Trivia with Movies and TV Theme Songs, Flip Cards, and Movie Moments! Strengthen your mind while having fun!
1:00 pm - Sing Along
  • Ready to impress your friends and family? Join us as we have fun learning and practicing your favorite holiday songs. The best way to spread cheer is singing loud for all to hear!
2:00 pm - Dance Party Fitness
  • Calling all music fans! In this class we will explore a fun way to get our bodies moving and our heart rate elevated to exercise our bodies! Join us for a dance party that will also give us a great workout!

 

Friday Class Descriptions

9:15 am - Sensory Exploration
  • How do we experience the world around us? Join us as we explore the various ways we use our senses to understand the world around us. We will discuss and demonstrate how sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touch affects us and the emotions they can bring out in us.
10:00 am - Book Club by Chapter
  • We will be enjoying books such as Charlotte’s Web, where we will read and discuss 2-3 chapters a week. Let’s have fun trying to predict what happens the next week.

12:00 pm - Pets and Animals

  • Let’s have fun learning about animals all around the world! We will be using video, pictures, and sounds to explore the world of animals at home, in zoos, and in their natural habitat! Maybe we will even get a few special guests to join us!
1:00 pm - The Flameless Cooking Class
  • In this class we will explore both savory and sweet recipes that anyone can make with just a few ingredients as well as a microwave. We will explore different recipes that can be created without the need of fire. Each week we will dive into a new recipe with step-by-step instructions along the way.
Register Your Email

Your Next Steps

  • Make sure your loved one, age 21 or older, is Medicaid Eligible and registered with DDD.  For more information email:
    DDD.MediEligHelpdesk@dhs.state.nj.us
  • Identify services/supports to meet your needs based on your Individual Supports Plan (ISP). 
  • Reach out to The Arc Gloucester to inquire about our services and arrange for a tour/walk through.
  • If our services meet your needs, select us as your Service Provider by contacting your Support Coordinator. 
  • If you would like more information, please call us at 856-848-8648. We are happy to be of assistance in your selection! 
  • The Arc Bakery

    Fresh baked goods at great prices!  We invite you to call or stop in today to place your order.

  • The Arc Copy Center

    Visit The Arc Gloucester Copy Center to get your copies made! 

  • Arc Mobile Labor

    Need your yard cleaned up for the season? Have a few tasks you need some help with? Look no further! We can help.
  • The Arc Thrift Shop

    Thrifting is in, and we have the goods! We sell gently used clothes, household items, books and more! 

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