Organizational Update

The Arc of San Antonio, Inc., is diligently monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is committed to the safety, health, and well-being of our participants and staff.  Here you will find communications sent to our program participants and their families.

We continue to monitor the situation and will communicate any necessary changes with our community. Contact us at 210.490.4300 with any additional questions or concerns.

Posted on January 29, 2021

To all our Adult Life Enrichment families and friends…

It is the New Year (a month in) and we want to say thank you. Thank you for your patience and thank you for your support as we navigated the challenges of 2020. I am proud of the teamwork that has been shown here at The Arc, and I am hopeful we are able to proceed with our ALE programs and services in the way we are accustomed to and that best serves our participants and our community. We are anxious to have our participants return as soon as it is safe to do so.

This edition of the weekly email will include information we want to make sure you have. Many procedures here changed in 2020 and continue to change as we receive new information. We want to ensure you understand our current operating situation.

Please know we are doing everything we can to ensure the safest possible environment for program participants and staff. We’ve had good success, thankfully, and continue to work toward including more participants who can be successful in an environment with one (1) staff for every 10 participants, as well as those who can honor our current policies on masking, distancing, and hand washing. If you have questions about your participant returning, please contact Elisa Williams, our ALE Program Manager at extension 126.

We are constantly looking at additional content for the in-house program as well as our virtual offerings. Please let us know when you have suggestions on what we might do to ensure the offerings reflect the goals and interests of our participants.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, we want your feedback to improve upon our program offering. Again, please reach out to Elisa with suggestions.

Finally, through our weekly emails and our monthly ZOOM calls, we are striving to keep you updated on what’s happening here. Please do read these emails regularly and participate in the ZOOM’s when you can. We value your input.

Please join us in welcoming Joshua Bernal. Josh is an occupational therapy student at UT Health San Antonio. Originally from Brownsville, he holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and has worked as a personal trainer. As part of his school curriculum and as an intern here at The Arc, he is developing virtual programming that will help improve life skills for our participants. He is very passionate about this project and is excited to learn new ways to best serve those in our community – meeting their needs and encouraging their potential for growth. 

If you require any further information, please reply to this email or call the main number at West Avenue only and one of our ALE leadership staff will assist you. Our telephone number at West Avenue is 210-490-4300.

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