Programs

Our Activities
Enrich Lives

CFEP has enrichment program offerings in four areas: friends, volunteer, life-skills, and work. 

Our current programs are described below.

Friends

This program category provides social opportunities and the chance to build friendships in typical environments within the community. These activities provide stimulation to the participants and the opportunity to bond with others around shared interests.

Drum Circle

When: Wednesdays 3:45-4:45pm
Location: First Baptist Activities Center
1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC
Staffing: Volunteer Facilitator
Fee: Free
Description: This is a free event and drums are provided.  Contact us if you have questions. 

Volunteer

The volunteer category provides programs that include opportunities for adults with disabilities to volunteer their time while working on important skills that can be generalized to other areas!  The volunteer opportunities also give these individuals experience that can be used on resumes or possible future jobs.

Compost & Gardening

When: Wednesday, 9:30am – 12pm, Friday, 9:30am – 11am
Location: Russell’s Reach
8120 Sidbury Rd, Wilmington, NC
Staffing: Volunteer Leader (Tricia Nagorski)
Fee: Free
Description: Volunteer opportunity to participate in making compost for use in gardening program. Activities include the collection of composting material at various sources around Wilmington, moving horse manure (base material) into composting bins, shredding paper composting material, adding composting materials to base, turning, watering and screening compost at various stages to make high grade compost material.

Life-Skills

This program category provides opportunities to develop life skills that foster independence within the home and community.

Adapted Water Aerobics

When: Thursday 11am-12pm, (**Appointment Required)
Location: YMCA
2815 College Rd, Wilmington, NC
Staffing: Rachel Luyben, OT
Fee: $5.00 per person
Description: Participants are actively instructed in the use of flotation devices for relaxation and movement activities inspired by lively music!

Adapted Yoga in the Park

When: Thursday 11am-12pm, (**Appointment Required)
Location: Long Leaf Park (near the gazebo)
Staffing: Sarah Brintle
Fee: Free
Description:

Sarah Brintle, with Flow & Grow Wellness will teach “Yoga in the Park”. Program space is limited to 8, for now, and will be on a first come-first serve basis. Sign up for each session is required. There is no cost for this program.

Sessions will be held at Long Leaf Park in the green space by the pond, between the gazebo and bridge for a fun, mindful flow for all. Please dress in comfortable activewear and bring water. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one and several chairs will be available to adapt postures in a seated position. Because sessions are held outdoors, they are weather dependent and will be cancelled if rainy or below 50 degrees.

As required for all CFEP activities, participants must be vaccinated or have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the program in order to attend.

Sign up at: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f4aaba92aa3f5c52-cfep

MUST SIGN UP IN ORDER TO ATTEND

Work

Our work category is dedicated to providing work opportunities to adults with disabilities. CFEP currently sponsors two individuals in this area. Check out these talented individuals and their creations below!

Pottery by Davis

When: Saturdays, April 15th – November 18th, 8:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Downtown Wilmington River Front
Description: Pottery by Davis is featured at the Wilmington Downtown Farmer’s Market bi-monthly and we sponsor Davis so he is able to show the community his beautiful creations.
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Ellen’s Bone Apetit

When: N/A
Location: N/A
Description: CFEP also sponsors a dog biscuit making business housed in a local veterinary office and sold within the community. Biscuits are artisan and handmade by individuals with disabilities.
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