Special Friends

A Partnership Between MHMR of Tarrant County and the AMA YMCA

This program provides an opportunity for adult members with special needs to focus on exercise and reinforce healthy life choices. Participants enhance their socialization, organizational and other daily living skills. They learn how to recognize their own emotions, have conversations, solve problems, build genuine friendships, participate in creative activities, fitness classes, dance parties, holiday celebrations, and field trips.

The program meets four days per week, Tuesday through Friday. Each day has scheduled activities, as well as time before and after these activities for socialization, art, and games. Several members assist instructors in preparing for the designated class by setting up the room and distributing equipment.

For more information about our Special Friends program, please contact:

Barbara Hopson, Special Friends Coordinator, North YMCA
Email Barbara or Call 817.548.9622 ext. 3701


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