The participants of our Saratoga Day Community Opportunity Programs (DCOP) have been taking advantage of this month’s beautiful autumn weather by visiting some of the many local farms and orchards. They have been picking apples, going on tractor rides, petting animals, watching piglet races, and, of course, enjoying yummy baked goods. They love celebrating life in public recreation areas by sliding on slides, swinging, and dancing.

The participants and staff said the beautiful fall colors on their drives have been amazing and lingering outdoors at the venues with their friends  was “perfection.”

Living Resources’ DCOP is a “without walls” program offered to adults 18 years and older throughout the Capital/Saratoga Region, as well as Taconic and Hudson Valley. Individuals in the program participate in a wide variety of activities throughout the communities in which they live. These experiences include cultural and artistic pursuits, volunteer opportunities, recreational activities, and skill-building classes. Skill-building classes include, but are not limited to: art, computer instruction, cooking, money management, reading, and travel training.

DCOP participants develop essential and practical life skills that promote independence through volunteerism, education, and enrichment activities. The DCOP has created an environment that fosters community inclusion, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy for its participants.