What a great summer we are having here at Project Independence. Participants have been keeping their bodies and minds busy with a lot of fun activities.
One of our community’s favorite ways to exercise is playing Corn Hole Toss! As much as we love our friends at Project Independence, the whole group agrees a little competition makes an activity/exercise more fun!
We continue to do our Physical Therapy based exercise programs on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays. The strength and balance our group has gained from this consistency is remarkable. We put on some good music, work out together, and of course laugh and have fun.
Our community is very important to our participants and staff. We were so pleased when Deputy Chief Larry Eastman from the Barre City Police Department (shown below) accepted our request for a meet and greet during coffee hour. Participants enjoyed a chance to interview a police officer, and were eager to ask questions about how his career began, what he sees within his line of work, and how law enforcement has changed with new technologies, new challenges seen on the job, and relatively new job field training including more focus on public relations than in previous years. We appreciate his willingness to take an hour out of his busy day to visit!
The current craze sweeping Project Independence is word search puzzle books. The activities department purchased a stack of them! It is great to see the focus and fun many participants have while they conquer a word search. We have even done them in a group at the end of day. It is a nice wind down activity which helps to keep the mind sharp, and alleviates stress.