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:

June, 2024

To sign up for any of the following recreation activities, please contact Gerard Gasparino, [email protected]. RSVP required for all activities.

Golf will take place on Wednesdays during the Summer beginning on Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00-7:30pm at Sterling Farms.  Please RSVP with Gerard Gasparino if you would like to join.  We will add new golfers if space allows.  The program will include putting, chipping and hitting balls at the driving range.  Note that weekly attendance is required.

 ***We will begin Bocce in July.  Please contact Gerard Gasparino if you are interested in completing in the Special Olympics.

 ***If you are interested in learning how to swim or lesson to get better, please contact Gerard Gasparino.  The Darien Y is offering 8 week swim lessons. 

***Check out what’s going on in Stamford at

***The Darien YMCA has a swim program for individuals that would like to either learn how to swim or increase their swimming skills.  If you are interested in this program please contact Gerard Gasparino.

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

ARI offers Bocce in the Summer.  If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Gerard Gasparino

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, Associate Director of Development & Program Support at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023, or e-mail [email protected].

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