Circle of Friends Online
Who We Are
Circle of Friends is an all-day Saturday meeting for teens and adults, ages 12 and up, who have Down syndrome or other intellectual or developmental disabilities. The group meets one Saturday per month in Nashville, either in Goodpasture Hall in Westminster Presbyterian Church or at a fun location in the surrounding community. Meetings provide opportunities for education, socialization and creativity in a fun and safe environment. Activities often include arts and crafts, service projects, yoga, Tae Kwon Do, and more.
Participants at Circle of Friends get a chance to work on life skills and develop a social network, while caregivers get a chance to catch up on errands or give attention to other family members.
Circle of Friends usually doesn't meet during the summer months. We usually meet from 9:00am - 2:00pm There is a $10 activity fee for Circle of Friends and participants should bring a sack lunch. Advance registration is required no later than Thursday before the meeting. For a registration form, click here.
To register, or for more information, contact Beth Simmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.386.9002.
As a very special kick-off for this season of Circle of Friends, we will be meeting at the Hillwood Strike & Spare Family Fun Center (3710 Annex Ave. Nashville, TN 37209) for an awesomely fun day on Saturday, August 25 from 9AM - 2PM. We will start the day with games of bowling, enjoy a pizza party lunch, and then move on to laser tag, glow-in-the-dark putt putt golf, and more!
We will meet AT the main entrance of the Strike & Spare at 9AM, and parents can pick up at this same location at 2PM. There is a $10 activity fee for Circle of Friends and a pizza lunch is provided for this month's meeting (please note: those needing a gluten-free option or who don't like pizza will need to pack a lunch). Space is limited for this meeting, and preregistration is required. To register, contact Beth Simmeman at email@example.com or 615.386.9002.