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Signup for Dance Classes at the Metzenbaum Center!

Professional dancer, and dance instructor, Viluna Jennings will be hosting free dance classes at the Metzenbaum Center for both individuals served and community members. Classes will begin November 9 with day sessions from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and evening sessions from 5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Classes are free of charge and no experience or special clothing is required. All students must be at least five years of age; adults of all ages are welcome. There are no mobility requirements to participate.

 

Special Olympics Coach 
Bob McGregor Retires After 32 years coaching Special Olympics at the GCBDD, Bob McGregor retired. Bob was an amazing coach. He knew each athlete, in regards to what they could do physically, their emotional state, about their family, and who they were as a whole individual not just the athlete. Bob had a vision of what they could achieve on an individual and team level. Any new athlete that would come to the program, Bob would watch them at practice and at the end he would have his scouting report on the individual. Bob was very straight forward with all athletes. Bob was big on ”doing your best”, and Bob knew every athlete’s potential and pushed them to achieve it. They knew what was expected of them both on and o the court. Sportsmanship was by far the most important, no one was to disrespect anyone at any time. Throughout the many places we have traveled in the state of Ohio, other organizations would comment on what a gracious and polite team Geauga County athletes are. This is a definite reflection on the values Bob instilled into the athletes. Bob and teams over the years have brought home 8 state titles! Bob plans to spend his retirement enjoying time with his family, they will keep him very busy.
Join us for the Great Geauga 
County Fair Band! June 20, 7 - 8 p.m. Download Concert Flyer
Metzenbaum Family Forum June 13 from 6-8 p.m. Download Forum
Join us for our annual Fun in the Sun Day! July 29 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Download Fun in the Sun Flyer
Join us for our annual art show! August 24, 3 - 6 p.m. Download Art Show Flyer
Calling All Artists! August 25 from 3-6 p.m. Download Artist Flyer
Join us at the RESPITE EVENT for a fun night of movies, crafts, games & pizza! 6 - 9 p.m. Download Respite Flyer
Join us on the second Saturday of EVERY month for FREE Bingo! 6:30 - 8 p.m. Download Bingo Flyer
Join the Metzenbaum Dance Program Classes are held Mon & Thurs. 12:30-2 p.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.
Download Dance Program Flyer
Join the Metzenbaum Interactive Educational Art Class Every Wednesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Download Art Class Flyer
Check out the pictures from the 2017 Golf Outing! On Saturday, June 24, we hosted our annual golf outing fundraiser at the Wicked Woods Golf Club in Ravenna. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day! Thank you to everyone who came out to play or who helped sponsor this awesome event. Your generosity will allow the GCBDD to continue helping individuals live, learn and earn. We can't wait for next year!
We had a great time at our golf outing on June 25! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us support individuals with developmental disabilities. Thank you also to our many sponsors and volunteers, we couldn't have done it without you!
The Metzenbaum Run for Fun 5K was a success! Over 170 participants had a great time raising donations for individuals with developmental disabilities. Despite a dreary day, we were able to come together to support a great cause. Thanks to our partners Second Sole Mentor and Greater Cleveland XC, as well as everyone who came out and had fun with us!
If you need to report abuse, neglect, or other major unusual incidents, please call 440.478.9029 and download the MUI Toolkit MUI Toolkit
Contact GCBDD

8200 Cedar Road

Chesterland, OH 44026

 

Fax: 440.729.0131

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