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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside’s program receives $14.8K grant

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside’s Real Options for Adults with Disabilities program, known as ROAD’s, which provides opportunities and activities for adults with disabilities to reach their fullest potential, was awarded a Foundation for Developmental Disabilities grant last month.

The $14,860 grant will be used to support the ROAD’s Fit & Fun Program.

The daily Fit & Fun program aims to improve the mental and physical health of ROAD’s members as they join in a variety of fun, accessible fitness activities. The program offers an array of engaging Fit & Fun experiences, including gym workouts, water activities, yoga, hiking, Zumba, tennis, basketball and dancing.

North Coast Link logo.“This program is so critical to the health and well-being of our ROAD’s members, and we see first-hand the positive effect it has on all aspects of their health,” Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside CEO Jodi Diamond said. “We are so grateful for the grant from the Foundation for Developmental Disabilities, which will allow us to expand and enhance this important program.”

The ROAD’s program provides opportunities for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities to learn life skills, enhance their quality of life, learn, grow, and be involved with the community.

Ensuring access to health-promoting activities is vital for adults with disabilities. Studies show they are three times more susceptible to chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The Fit & Fun program aims to reduce these risks while fostering an inclusive community where individuals of all abilities thrive together.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, contact Colleen Strahler at Cstrahler@BGCOceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, visit BGCOceanside.org or go to Facebook at facebook.com/BGCOside.


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