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WDSRA celebrates 95th St. Center grand opening with Naperville Park District

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Terri Gregory, Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

As a cooperative extension of the Naperville Park District, WDSRA provides recreational services to individuals with disabilities. Coming this winter, WDSRA will offer a variety of programs at the 95th Street Center including fitness, arts, and cooking classes, as well as social clubs and special family events.

The community is invited to stop by the grand opening of the Naperville Park District's 95th Street Center on December 8th from 9-11:30am to get a sneak peek at the newly renovated facility. At the event, WDSRA staff will host an interactive display where attendees can try out a vision simulator giving them a sense of what it is like to be visually impaired. They can also view and handle books written in Braille. The goal of the activity is to heighten sensitivity toward those with special needs, while raising awareness of WDSRA programs and services to residents of south Naperville.

Naperville Park District's 95th Street Center

is located at 2244 West 95th Street, in south Naperville. The grand opening event is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th, 2012 with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00am, followed by program demonstrations and refreshments until 11:30am.

"It has always been our goal to meet the needs of all of the residents of Naperville," said Nancy Miner, WDSRA Superintendent of Recreation. "We are grateful that the Naperville Park District has included WDSRA programs in its long range plans for the 95th Street Center and look forward to celebrating with them on December 8th." WDSRA program offerings were selected in response to a survey of participating families in south Naperville.

WDSRA Program Overview for Winter 2013 at 95th Street Center

Classes for Teens & Adults

• Cooking 101 (ages 16 & older)

• Creative Corner (Ages 16 & older)

• Yoga (ages 14 & older)

• Zumba (ages 16 & older)

Classes for Children & Teens

• Music With My Friends (ages 7-15)

• Animal Interaction (ages 7-15)

Social Clubs for Teens & Adults

• Southsiders (ages 13-25)

Special Events for WDSRA Families

• Souper Bowl Cook-Off (families) February 2, 2013