ARC @Staples Mill is in Full Swing
(Photo: Greater Richmond ARC. Caption: Lilli enjoys ARC @Staples Mill arts and crafts)
Greater Richmond ARC recently opened a new location in Henrico County at 8030 Staples Mill Road to serve adults with disabilities. It is conveniently located near shopping centers, parks, libraries and other points of interest. The ARC @Staples Mill program has gotten off to a great start with activities including a recent field trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for its M & T Bank Butterflies Live! exhibit.
For Lilli (pictured above), 32, having the opportunity to visit local landmarks is one benefit of being part of ARC. Lilli was formerly a client of A Grace Place for ten years, which closed its doors in March at the same location.
“The closing was not only a huge disappointment, but a major concern,” said her dad Mike.
“Change is difficult for her. Fortunately for us (and certainly many others), Greater Richmond ARC stepped up. The transition has been seamless and she is once again benefiting from her daytime activities.”
ARC @Staples Mill activities include sewing and cooking classes, where participants recently learned how to prepare a tasty trail mix. There’s also arts and crafts, with an opportunity for budding artists to have their work displayed at an upcoming organization-wide ARC Art Show on June 30 at its 3600 Saunders Avenue headquarters. A trip to the Science Museum of Virginia is also on tap.
For Lilli and her family, ARC @Staples Mill provides care in a safe and nurturing environment. “We are most grateful for the leadership of Richmond ARC and the kind services of its staff,’’ her dad said.
ARC @Staples Mill is currently accepting new clients. For more information, contact intake specialist Kris Smith at Kris.Smith@richmondarc.org or call (804) 665-1283.