The Pastimes program serves as a transitional program for those Clients who are leaving a full-day vocational program. It also serves those Clients who would gain from life enriching experiences, as well as their families who would benefit from daily part-time respite.

Pastimes is a community participation program designed to offer adult and senior Clients with developmental disabilities the opportunity to access local community-based activities. It also enables them to be independent, valued and integrated members of their own community.

Pastimes is for any senior with developmental disabilities who would benefit from the increased physical, mental and emotional stimulation that come from actively participating within the community. Clients also work on developing safety skills, peer relations and appropriate interactions. The Campbell Center’s dedicated staff helps the Clients access community resources such as public transportation, public libraries, grocery stores, parks and recreation, among other services available to the general public.

There are opportunities to explore creative self-expression such as painting, dance, music, exercise and crafts. Community visits include recreational, educational, cultural and volunteer activities. Clients also participate in field trips, museum and library visits, volunteering, community events such as the theatre, bowling, bingo at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center and arts and crafts. Pastimes also hosts several boutiques a year, featuring arts and crafts, food and Holiday items created in the program.

For more information on Pastimes, contact Roxie Valara at 818.242.2434 or by email at roxie@thecampbell.org.