Recreation Services

Recreation Services encourages personal growth and builds relationships through involvement in a variety of social events, classes, and physical activities. 

Supported activities include the ARI Artists Initiative Classes, Aqua-Aerobics, Dinner Dances, Vacations, Bocce, Trips to Watch Local Sporting Events including the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Monthly Dinners, and much more.  Members of ARI participate in community recreational groups including Challenged People in Motion Golf, Darien YMCA Funbusters, Special Olympics (including swimming, snow shoeing, bowling, and track & field), and much more.   ARI also facilitates vacations including overnight stays at nearby destinations and week long vacations.

This month’s Recreation Calendar:

May, 2022

To sign up for any of the following recreation activities, please contact Gerard Gasparino, [email protected]. RSVP required for all activities. For In-Person Events, Masks are required (except when in pool).

Aqua-Aerobics will continue on Wednesday’s in May from 6:15-7:15pm at the Darien YMCA.  Participants MUST sign up by contacting Gerard Gasparino at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023 or email [email protected].

The ARI Artists’ Initiative Class will continue on Thursdays in May.  Participants will be able to work on their artwork.  Class will be open to all interested.  Please contact Gerard Gasparino for more information.

Men’s & Women’s Night Out will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at Zody’s 19th Hole at E.G. Brennan Golf Course in Stamford beginning at 5:30pm.  The cost will be $30 per person and will include a full dinner, family style including salad, pasta, chicken, sausage/peppers and more!  Must RSVP by May 10th.  For more information please contact Gerard Gasparino.  

Bowling Party at Bowlero in Norwalk on Saturday, May 21st from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.  Enjoy two hours of bowling with lunch.  The cost will be $45, MUST pay in advance and space is limited.  To RSVP, contact Gerard Gasparino and send payment.  NO ONE WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND WITHOUT PAYMENT IN ADVANCE.

****Please note that the following programs offer Special Olympics. If interested please contact.

Darien Lions, Kera Connolly, [email protected] Sports include: aquatics, bowling, powerlifting, sailing, snowshoeing, tennis and cross country skiing.
Greenwich Special Olympics, James Warner, [email protected] Sports include: aquatics, track and Field, figure skating, golf and speed skating.
Stamford YMCA, Pat Fervil, [email protected] Sports include: basketball, bowling and soccer.
Special Olympics of Norwalk, Olivia Skiffington, [email protected] Sports include: track and field, bowling, floor hockey and volleyball.

For more information regarding recreation services or to sign up for activities, contact Gerard Gasparino, Manager of Development & Recreation at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023, or e-mail [email protected].