-PROVIDE RECREATION ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES-

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STAR doesn’t let disabilities stand in the way of people getting outdoors. Each month, they make it
possible for adults to lead active lives and have

fun across eastern North Carolina.

Support Team for Adaptive Recreation

Greenville, NC

Pitt County

Adults with physical and cognitive disabilities in Greenville are getting more chances to be active indoors and outdoors with the Support Team for Adaptive Recreation (STAR). STAR is a membership-based activities program for people ages eighteen and up with a disability. Most people enrolled in the program range from 30 to 60 years old. They are supported by the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD). In a support group setting, STAR provides members with socialization, education, and adaptive recreation activities. The program is hosted at the Pitt County Memorial Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center and can feature activities like swimming, basketball, holiday parties, cooking classes, picnics, and more. They also take their STAR members on overnight beach trips each year. Participants have been able to take part in adaptive water skiing programs, golf lessons, play sports, and do arts and crafts. The program has a small membership fee of $10.00 for the year. STAR receives most of its funding from private donations and grants from Vidant Health. STAR serves people from all over eastern North Carolina, and with over 50 members, STAR makes it possible for adults to experience the outdoors, socialize with similar individuals, and have fun in a safe environment. Becoming a member is easy and affordable. Anyone interested just needs to log onto STAR’s website and complete an application.

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You don’t have to live in Greenville to be a part of STAR. Members come from all over eastern North Carolina to take part in incredible overnight trips, classes, and outdoor recreation lessons. Joining the STAR network is easy:  Future participants apply online and pay a one-time annual membership fee of $10.00. The overnight trips cost on average $50.00 to attend and this covers lodging, meals, transportation, and activities. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.  If your organization works with adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, consider a partnership with STAR to expand your activities and adventures for your participants.

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