Individuals, no matter what their age, background, abilities, can participate in outdoor and other recreation activities and events; share hobbies; educate others; provide input into community projects ; or find employment. These options provide opportunities to learn skills or about topics, make friends, and share your own expertise.
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The following is a good resource for anyone thinking about how to connect more fully with their community:Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community members
This manual was developed to help older adults and people with disabilities increase their involvement with their communities - the strategies can help them increase their feeling of belonging and build new friendships! [Manual written by Angela Novak Amado, University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration, Research and Training Center on Community Living in (2013)]