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WELCOME TO THE BUDDY CLUB This program is designed to meet the needs of individuals with developmental/cognitive disabilities. Join us for arts, crafts, fitness, movies, computers & video games. Access our Wellness Center, enjoy our pool or take a walk in the park! We meet every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am2:30pm. Only $2 Drop in fee required or just $20 per month.

BUDDY BIRTHDAYS Name: Ronnie Atkins

MARCH ACTIVITIES March 1 Movie and Popcorn March 5 Buddy Yoga 12:30-1 *mats are available. Bring a dry towel to put on top of it

March 6 Buddy Basketball 1-2 March 8 Science activity March 12 Buddy Yoga 12:30-1 March 13 Tuesday Topics March 15 Buddy Bingo March 16 The Arc Dance-a-Thon at Buckhall Fire Department March 19 Buddy Yoga 12:30-1 March 20 Tuesday Topics March 22 St. Patrick's Day/Birthday Party March 26 Buddy Yoga 12:30-1 March 27 Tuesday Topics March 29 Buddy Bingo

Birthday: March 28

BUDDY NEWS The Buddies want to express their sincerest thanks to the NOVA Nurse Managed Clinic for all their presentations. We wish them lots of luck in their nursing careers and feel blessed to have met and learned from them. They are leaving us with many happy memories of their dedication and kindness. The Buddies and the nursing students shared a Heart Healthy Valentine's Day party with lots of healthy foods and good fellowship. Buddy David wishes to thank everyone for making him feel so welcome. We thank you David for being such a great friend and Buddy! You have added so much to our club.

WHAT THE BUDDY CLUB MEANS TO ME The Buddy Club is so much fun. I love the computer and swimming. The newest activity I learned was the Wii! I love to see new members and love laughing with my friends I already know. I am so thankful for the Buddy Club because it is so much fun! Yvonne Buddy of the Month


MORE BUDDY NEWS The Buddies are so excited that drama is starting on March 7at 6pm. They are busy planning what they are going to do and look forward to seeing all their Take One friends. If anyone is interested in participating you can contact Theresa Polk at 703-368-5348-cost is $75. It's that time of the year again! Special Olympics bowling started on Feb. 25 at 1pm at the Bowl America on Mathis Ave. You get to bowl three games for free and make lots of great friends. YEAH! Bulldogs!

BUDDY OF THE MONTH Yvonne is always so excited when she comes to the Buddy Club. She smiles and wants to interact with everyone, even the staff! Yvonne was born in Boston, MA. Her step dad works overseas and her mom is involved closely in her life. She has 3 older brothers. Most of Yvonne’s family lives in Florida, where she lived for a year also. She loves being back in VA with all of her old friends the most. Yvonne loves pets of all kinds and loves animal shows. She has a very nice voice also and likes to sing and dance! Her favorite movies are Marmaduke and the Twilight series. She worked at Didlake in Manassas for eight years and has been involved in the ARC for over 15 years. She currently volunteers to do mailings with them. Yvonne is also a Lions Club member and does community activities. She attends bowling and dances.

Thank you Yvonne for everything you do for the Buddy Club!

BUDDY SLOGAN “Failure is not an option” – Sharon Jasper

City of Manassas Park Department of Parks and Recreation 99 Adams Street Manassas Park, Va 20111 Phone – 703.335.8872

Buddy Club Newsletter- March