In February 2019, the WAE (Wellness, Arts, & Enrichment) Center began a G.O.A.A. (Gender, Orientation and Advocates Alliance) for adults with developmental disabilities. The G.O.A.A. will provide a safe and supportive forum for its participants to explore concepts of gender and sexual identity with opportunities for socialization, support, education, training and advocacy.    The program is led by a dedicated advisor and will meet once per month at the WAE Center (270 Pleasant Valley Way West Orange, NJ).    The G.O.A.A. is free and open to individuals with developmental disabilities from the surrounding communities. Please encourage adults 18+ who you think would benefit from this program to attend.   Why are we starting the G.O.A.A. Open Door Project? Whether an […]

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Come join us for an entertaining presentation of Shakespeare in the Park.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Verona Park, near the Boat House.  

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Pen Pal Club News                                                                                                                                         July 15, 2019         Although many of our members at home and abroad are vacationing this month, the mail hasn’t stopped.  We are still receiving letters and cards from our friends in faraway places.  Those who are away from home may send a post card from an exotic spot they are visiting for the first time or a favorite family destination… and we are responding in kind.    Wae members bid a fond farewell to outgoing Pen Pal Club president, Alison Kalish, on June 28th.  Alison had been active in the club since 2014, forming a strong bond with Ayn Lerua, a Russian pen-friend with whom she has shared a five-year postal correspondence.      Alison […]

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