Adults with Disabilities
ROAM is committed to working with adults with disabilities by providing interactive music enrichment programming. Our work in this sector has expanded over the past several years, as we have increased our partnerships with adult day activity centers and group homes in our community. ROAM provides over 250 visits to adult day centers and group homes each year through a regular schedule of 21 visits each month. ROAM Teaching Artists work with participants on interactive musical activities such as singing, dancing, and using simple instruments. These activities provides important mental, physical, and emotional benefits to this group of individuals that is greatly valued by the adult day centers we serve. And everyone has fun, too!
Currently, ROAM Teaching Artists provide interactive music activities for developmentally disabled adults at day centers such as Vocational Guidance Services, Bridges Rehabilitation Services, Grand Manner, ViaQuest, Constant Companions, and Peace by Piece. ROAM Teaching Artists do the same at two group homes, Blossom Hill and Center Ridge House.
Here are a few testimonials from our audience –
- “Thank you for singing for us. I really like your singing. It’s really good and you’re really nice. When you sing it makes me want to dance.” (Audience member)
- “We here at VGS Triskett location want to thank you for all you do. We really enjoy the music and fun you bring to us each month.” (Staff member)
- “Our families love what you provide to their loved ones and our individuals love to have you here.” (Group home parent)