REM Ohio will be hosting a community open house from 2 to 6 p.m. June 14 at its newest Opportunities Center, located at 2026 C East Harbor Road. The 3,000-square-foot center offers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities services in either the vocational or socialization curriculum. REM Ohio operates similar Opportunities Centers in Butler, Fairfield, Hamilton, Lorain, Stark, Summit and Wood counties.
The Opportunities Vocational Center offers a variety of education and work experience in small focus groups. The objective and goals are aligned to assist enrolled participants in acquiring needed vocational skills in the pursuit of community employment. In addition work teams, provide hands on clerical work experience and a paycheck. Small teams of clerical workers complete a number of data entry jobs. Each week, participants invest time and effort to improve work-related skills via classroom instruction, demonstration opportunities, seminar or clinic focused sessions, and other employment preparation focused activities.
The Opportunities Social Center, located at the shared address, offers a customized itinerary of both community and on-site education and recreation events. Each participant’s unique interests, social networking skills, health and wellness objectives; in addition to community involvement interest is collected. From this information, many special interest groups and clubs are formed. Topics often include interests such as: cooking classes, music therapy groups, wellness and health sessions and computer learning clubs.