Small Groups

NOTICE: Covid-19 Update

Sunshine Social Club’s first priority above anything else is making sure our members are happy and healthy.

Due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have reluctantly decided to cancel all in-person events for the remainder of 2020. We truly are disappointed that the regular opportunities will not be continued for this season. This said, we definitely want to continue to meet the needs of our bright community here at Sunshine Social Club. Please make sure to check our Events page for updates on our plan to return to our regular schedule.

Small groups are the beating heart of Sunshine Social. Adults with disabilities gather together in groups of 8 to 12 people to socialize, learn life skills, and haveĀ fun.

Small Group “Meetings” During Special Times

During times of sheltering, we still carry on with our socializing. Each Thursday night is Zoom Night, and we have and we have a virtual meeting with planned activities. We might ask members to come up with answers to questions like, which superhero they would be, or what kind of exercise they like. We might ask them to bring baby pictures of themselves, or tell the group about their siblings. Getting together is important – and we can be creative about it!

Types of Small Group Activities

It’s our goal to promote friendship and social integration in the community for our members, and to that end we offer a wide range of classes and events for groups.

These include:

  • Art
  • Bible Studies
  • Bingo
  • Bowling
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Financial Skills
  • Fitness
  • Game Night
  • Movie Nights
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Reading Club

We often hold these events at our Sunshine Barn in Boone County, but we also like to go out and be active in our communities. Sometimes we go walking or biking in a local park. We also do a lot of volunteering – one of our groups is specifically a “give back” kind of club.

The more our members are able to integrate into the community, the more they’ll be a regular part of the community.

Journey to Independence

Our groups provide a very valuable socialization aspect when it comes to equipping adults with disabilities to live as semi-independantly as possible. They not only learn specific skills, but they learn best practices for interacting with others.

Volunteers Always Welcome!

The number of clubs and small groups we can offer depends on volunteers. Do you have an interest you’d like to share? We’d love to know about it! If you’d like to participate in our small groups as a volunteer leader or class teacher, please contact us at any time.

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