WAE Classes and Activities

Finding the Spark Within is different for each individual. Discovering a passion, a talent or a place where joy takes hold. That is the “spark” and finding it is the daily work of every WAE Center Staff member.

Our classes and activities are a direct reflection of the interests of our members.


We offer holistic wellness classes that focus on individual well-being. These include:

  • Cooking Class
  • Exercise Class
  • Morning Meditation
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Yoga on Wheels
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Our wide array of arts classes and opportunities are developed to expose our studio artists, to new mediums, techniques and influences. Support and exposure make individual discovery possible.

  • Art Studio
  • Community Sing Along
  • Creativity Class
  • Crocheting, Knitting and Sewing Class
  • Digital Art
  • Fabric Arts
  • “Hands On” Group Art Class
  • Jewelry Making
  • Music: Lyrics
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Printmaking
  • Product Design
  • Self-Expression through Music
  • Sculpture
  • Theater Class
  • Theater Games
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Focusing on personal development and growth these classes and activities help to cultivate interests, skills and confidence of participating members.

  • Able Group
  • Book Group
  • Conversation Group
  • Current Events Class
  • Games Group
  • Geography Class
  • Language Arts
  • Men’s Group
  • Outings-Field Trips
  • Pen Pal Club
  • Power of the Spoken Word
  • Power of Presence
  • Sign Language
  • Women’s Group
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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.