From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
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Subject: November E-News from the City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.


Monthly Highlights

Nov 1: Ballroom Dancing

Nov 1: Cheerleading

Nov 2: Bowling

Nov 6: Nightbird Dance

Nov 8: Ballroom Dancing

Nov 8: Cheerleading

Nov 9: Bowling

Nov 12: Craft and Games

Nov 13: STOP Trip RSVP

Nov 15: Ballroom Dancing

Nov 15: Cheerleading

Nov 19: Karaoke

Nov 21: STOP Trip

Nov 22: Ballroom Dancing

Nov 22: Cheerleading

Nov 30: RSVP Deadline for Holiday Gala



NEW Photos Online! 

October Nighbird Dance- Click Here


October STOP Trip- Click Here


Ballroom Dancing- Click Here


Thursday Night Outs- Click Here


And More!


Contact Information

Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
C: 321-463-0675
F: 407-571-8809


Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714



Few simple tips on staying healthy...

Some of our participants have come down with H1N1, so we would like to ask all families to take a few simple precautions to prevent the spread of illness in our group. Being in contact with H1N1 is not as dangerous when steps are taken while still healthy to prevent proliferation.

1.  Frequent hand-washing

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe, etc)

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). *H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). *If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids (tea, coffee, etc) as you can. *Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.





Friday, November 6, 2009 - 50's SOCK HOP

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm at Eastmonte Park . Refreshments are provided.

Cost has increased to $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest.

Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).





"Saturday Time Out for Parents" 

STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents) take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips*
To Sign Up: 
You must RSVP on the designated day by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Space is limited.

Next Trip: 

Bok Tower Gardens
November 21 from 9am-4pm
RSVP on November 13 by phone or email 
Drop off and Pick Up at Eastmonte Park
(We ask that RSVPs begin on that day to ensure an equal chance for all participants)




Every Monday Excluding Holidays

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes from 3-5pm. Cost is $1.75/game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.

This months dates:
Monday, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30





Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on Thursday evenings, excluding the 1st Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments. Please Click Here for Schedule.

Nov 12: Crafts & Games - Holiday Crafts & Game
Nov 19: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie




bellyPlay Your Way was developed by Physical Therapy students from the University of Central Florida to provide FREE  opportunities for children ages 5-12 with special needs to participate in fitness activities while interacting with others in the community. "Play Dates" will be held at Westmonte Park from 9-11am. 

Upcoming Play Date: Saturday, December 21

Sign up at:  

To view photos from previous play dates, click here.




Thank you for your support!
 Thank you to those who came out to support the Special Needs Belly Dancers as they put on a beautiful performance on Friday, 2009 grouoOctober 16, 2009. Thank you to our special guests: Shimmy Knights of UCF & Orlando Belly Dance, Sparkle and more!

DVDs are available for only $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Special Needs Belly Dancers - "Troupe Moumayaza"




balroomThe Central Florida Chapter of USA Dance has been teaching a workshop on Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm. Participants are having a great time and have learned to dance the merengue, swing, tango, and more. Please click here for photos of the dancers in action.


Family & Friends Showcase: Sunday, December 13
Lake Brantley South from 1:30-2:30pm. All are welcome to join us for this beautiful event.
Click Here for More Information





The Holiday Gala will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009. This is an invitation only event and space is limited to participants. Invitations will be sent out in early November and reservations are due no later than November 30. 





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