Adults with multiple disabilities will have the opportunities for self-determined participation in meaningful community venues of their choice including vocational, volunteer, health and wellness, recreation, leisure, and higher education pursuits that support a productive lifestyle and development of life-long friendships.
Just off of route 40, the YMCA Bear-Glasgow facility includes countless amounts of opportunities for activities ranging from a sizeable soccer field and outdoor pool with slides to a dance room and a typical gym room with a variety of workout equipment.
Currently, we are only based at the YMCA Bear-Glasgow location, but we are continuously looking to partner with other YMCA locations to expand our program to give the opportunity to more people in the community.
Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA
351 George Williams Way, Newark, DE 19702
We know our clients might have a hard time accessing transportation to our program, so we have provided an option to make this process easier.
Below you will find a link to an application for ADA Paratransit which is a door-to-door shared-ride public transportation service for people whose disability prevents them from using Fixed Route Service (regular city buses).
Link to download the application for ADA Paratransit: ADA Paratransit Application.
The requirements to qualify for Paratransit are outlined in the application. Please submit the completed application to:
ADA Compliance Specialist
The following activities are available for EPIC clients to improve their cardiovascular health:
UBE Open Eliptical
The following activities are available to EPIC clients for strength training:
Seated Leg Press
Seated Leg Curl
EPIC clients can also engage in any of the following recreational activities:
The following is a list of equipment that has been adapted to make fitness easier for our physically disabled clients:
An open area support system that provides support and fall protection in the gym. This system has been installed over some of the treadmills. There is also a freestanding model in a small fitness room for mobility training.
A height adjustable large changing table in the dressing room of the pool area.
A movement trainer especially suitable for people with limited mobility and those who use wheelchairs.
A transfer and mobility device designed for gait training, sit to stand transfers and seated transfers.
A large padded table for range of motion exercises or relaxing.
A physical therapist is available on site during set hours. You must have completed an evaluation and have a script from your physician. You must also have insurance coverage.