WesCare Professional Services
10-A Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407-2995
(336) 272-8335

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5 Ways to Observe Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an observance established in 1949 to end the stigma associated with mental illness, to provide support for those with a condition, to educate the broader community on what mental illness is or is not, and to share ways to have and maintain mental wellness. With this year’s theme of Risky Business, organizers of Mental…

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Earth Day Fun to Reduce Stress and Boost Joy

Spending time outdoors in nature provides numerous benefits for children and adults with special needs, from relieving stress and anxiety to gaining and enhancing life skills, such as interacting positively with others (experienced when working as a team to build a garden for instance), and adapting to changes (experienced when the weather shifts, water evaporates, or plants grow). An opportunity…

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Fun Activities to Help Consumers Enjoy Spring

Fun Activities to Help Consumers Enjoy Spring

Although it seemed to appear a little earlier than expected this year, it’s now coming close to the official start of spring. Below are a few ideas for activities to engage in with your consumers to learn more about and to enjoy the new season. Where possible, include them in the process of planning your spring events. Read Books About…

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WesCare and Mental Health Support Services of NC to Open Daycare for Toddlers With Special Needs

Once again, we’re expanding our WesCare family by establishing a new program! This summer, we’re opening a daycare center for toddlers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a fun, safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where they can happily learn and grow. From this location, housed next door attached to the WesCare main office, we’ll also offer an after-school program and…

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WesCare to Co-Host 2nd Annual Special Hoops Tournament

WesCare Professional Services is set to co-host the second annual Special Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, May 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm at Spears YMCA in Greensboro, NC. This event for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities provides participants with an opportunity to learn or practice basic basketball skills, make new friends, work as part of a team, and engage…

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Consumers Co-Create Engaging Day Support Program

Initially, at the launch of our WesCare Day Support Program, we found only a small number of consumers were actively participating. Our team of Day Support Program staff, however, quickly remedied this challenge by forming a committee of consumers tasked with contributing their own ideas to the program. Together with staff they created calendars, planned activities, and set goals, making…

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