February

Our son is nonverbal, but by his body language, we gather that he is proud, happy, he feels accepted and important, and that he belongs to an extended family – Rimland. Rimland nurtures his self-esteem, structures his daily activities, and installs goals. He used to be crabby, but now we often see him smile.

— The Crisostomos Family
Fitness and Community Engagement in February
The Chicago Wolves take the ice.

The Chicago Wolves take the ice.

During the month of February, our community activities highlighted Rimland’s greater focus on health and wellness. Each week, several clients have participated in private Zumba lessons at a local dance studio. Clients were able to learn several different dances, engage in hula hooping, and use exercise balls to emphasize fitness. Additionally, some clients visited Evanston’s Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center for sessions of basketball, football, and soccer. Rimland is continuing to make use of the YWCA’s private pool twice per month in order to give clients who may not be able to participate in our weekly swim time at the YMCA an opportunity to go swimming.

A February highlight was an exciting opportunity to attend a Chicago Wolves professional hockey game at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Several of Rimland’s clients enthusiastically supported the Wolves and enjoyed stadium food as a special lunch.

Go Wolves!

Go Wolves!