FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunshine Village Celebrates National Disability Awareness Month –Creative Events Bring Community Together
Chicopee, MA — October 1, 2019 —In honor of October as National Disability Awareness Month, Gina Kos, Sunshine Village Executive Director, invites the community to attend several events in partnership with local organizations throughout the month. In the spirit of inclusivity and acceptance of differences, these events will bring awareness and celebrate the unique abilities and creativity of the people served by Sunshine Village.
To kick off the month, Sunshine Village will host “Collections: An Art Reception Featuring Artists With Distinct Abilities” on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am at the Chicopee Public Library, 449 Front Street in Chicopee. Artists will be available to discuss their artwork and light refreshments will be available. In addition, art will be on display in the community room of the library throughout the month of October.
On Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 10:30am-12:00pm Sunshine Village will team up with Ohana School of Performing Arts for a showcase dance performance at The Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee at 580 Meadow Street, Chicopee. Through a partial grant from Health New England, Sunshine Village brings Ohana School of Performing Arts instructors into its programs to offer the joy and wellness benefits of dance. Light refreshments will be available.
Sunshine Village provides
innovative day services for people with developmental disabilities, including
those on the autism spectrum. As a non-profit industry
leader for over 50 years, the organization serves nearly 600 individuals with 280
employees at sites in Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, and Three Rivers.