We had another really nice visit to Montclair State University’s George Segal Gallery (https://www.montclair.edu/galleries/).  The trip was for the members of our Photo Club and was led by our newest Art Facilitator, Bill.  The exhibition featured the work of MSU Professor Klaus Schnitzer, who will be retiring this year after 50 years of employment.  Also highlighted were contributions from his students from over the years, spanning all the way back to 1970’s graduates.  We were met by our friend Adam who was really engaging the members during the tour; asking them what sounds they were “hearing” from the photos, what smells they were “smelling”… it was really wonderful.  A nice added treat was that one of the contributing artists, Anne-Marie […]

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A  great visit to our friend Susanna at the SMI Gallery to see the GOOD WORKS 2020 Exhibition.  The members got to enjoy the artwork of 28 participating artists, including our very own Yvette Lucas who had two pieces in the show.  Faye who is an Art Facilitator in the WAE Center’s Art Studio, joined for the first time a day trip to go out and see art. Submitted by Harry Klein, WAE Center Art Studio Manager     January 2020: Good Works  

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The WAE Center has the most amazing staff who are dedicated and hardworking.  They also bring their enthusiasm and positive attitudes to work each day which are appreciate by the WAE members who attend the dynamic day program.  Two of the committed staff Miesha and Erikka went on an adventure with WAE members Richard and Karen to a comic bookstore.  As the picture shows below everyone had an awesome time!

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WAE Center member Grace S. enjoys photography and took this picture today of the Cooking Class.  They were all hard at work preparing cupcakes for tomorrow’s Valentine Day Celebration in the WAE Center.  Grace wanted to capture the whole group as they were sharing in the joy of cooking!    

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The WAE Center is fortunate having Emmanuel M. on the team of exceptional direct support professional.   Emmanuel is focused and dedicated and always has a smile on his face.  The compassion he shows daily to the members of the WAE Center shines brightly.  He has taken his compassion to the next level and has begun driving a few WAE Center members to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, in Hillside.  The volunteer program there offers individuals the ability to make a direct impact on hunger in a positive and safe environment.  Emmanuel along with WAE Center members assisted in bagging and labeling pasta that will be given out to those in need. It is the wish of Emmanuel to cultivate […]

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