Executive Director's Update
"On the Fast Track at Greater Opportunitiesâ€¦"
We are pleased to announce that the new location for our Adult Development and Activity Center is now open for business. The custom-tailored and beautifully renovated facility at 687 North King Road in San Jose is twice the size of our previous location and provides lots of new amenities including an art studio, computer lab, music room, kitchen, crafts room, respite room and more. In addition to the skill-building opportunities available on site, the program offers daily community outings and volunteer work as well as paid work opportunities.
Program relocation took over 18 months of concerted effort to complete. We looked high and low throughout Santa Clara County to find space that could meet our needs. High (Silicon Valley!) rent costs, restrictive zoning codes, demanding licensing standards, accessibility concerns and other requirements presented major challenges in our search for appropriate space. In the end, we identified a centrally-located building well-served by public transit (and, a new BART station is under construction only a block away!) Greater Opportunities invested considerable time and funds to make this program the kind of place you would enjoy and want your family member to attend. Now open for business after 8 months of renovations, the facility is a big hit with participants, families and staff alike.
The week following the opening of our new site, we held our annual Summer Camp at Del Valle Regional Park. A grand time was had by participants and staff who enjoyed tent camping, meal preparation, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, dancing, stargazing and storytelling around the campfire.
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