March 23, 2020
Activities Designed for Sunflower Hill Program Participants and Community
Sunflower Hill announced today that it has launched free, online activities designed for its program participants and the community. Each activity is created to get people moving, learning, or just stepping outside for some fresh air. In response to the current Covid-19 Shelter-at-Home Order, Sunflower Hills’ vocational and life-skills programs at the Sunflower Hill Garden and at the Stable Cafe have been postponed for the foreseeable future. Sunflower Hill Online Activities were created to enable the organization to continue providing learning, enrichment, and consistency for its program participants. The organization hopes that the programming will be shared with other organizations and programs who serve adults with developmental disabilities and with the greater community.
“We know that the change in routine for adults with developmental disabilities can be very challenging for both the individual and their caregiver,” said Edie Nehls, Executive Director. “As an alternative to our on-site programs, we wanted to provide our community with daily, consistent activities that can be done at home. We hope our program participants and others find them to be engaging and fun,” said Nehls.
Each weekday at noon, the organization will post on its website and social media pages a new activity: Monday – Sunflower Hill Garden update and activity, Tuesday – yoga for all abilities, Wednesday – scavenger hunt, Thursday – recipe and cooking adventures, Friday – yoga for all abilities. The organization hopes that the community will participate in each activity as well as share their thoughts on social media.