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:

July 2021

ARI Artists’ Initiative Classes will take place on Thursday, July 15th from 3:00-4:30pm at ARI.  Draw with friends and show off your artwork.  Must RSVP by Monday, July 12th.

Bocce practice will take place on Tuesday, July 6th, 13th and 20th at Scalzi Park from 4:00-5:00pm.  Our hope is to compete in the Fall Special Olympics in September.  Must RSVP to Gerard Gasparino to participate.  

Golf practice will take place on Wednesday, July 7th, 14th and 21st at the Sterling Farms Golf Course driving range from 6:00-7:00pm.  This is open to the first 10 people to RSVP each week.  Please RSVP by the prior Monday.

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

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

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