familycouncillogowebThe Family Council of the Monadnock region invites families and community members to a Disabilities Awareness Day at Charlie’s Old Tyme Creamery on Route 202 south in Peterborough. The event kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and goes through the afternoon until 5:00 p.m.

The Family Council enhances, expands and supports the role that families play in making decisions about the design and implementation of services and supports provided by Monadnock Developmental Services. The Council provides a forum for families to make their concerns, needs and preferences known to MDS and to its policy makers.

Beth Theisen, newly elected co-chair of the Family Council, explains: “This Saturday event is a great opportunity to meet other families in our area facing similar circumstances, and to meet new and returning members of the Family Council. We’ll also have folks from area organizations that focus on assisting families with children or adults with disabilities.”

As part of the afternoon lineup, there will be a dance/yoga program for children from 3:30 to 4:15. Family friendly music will also be playing at the event. Charlie’s Olde Tyme Creamery will be selling ice cream, smoothies, and other assorted goodies, with a percentage of all proceeds from the afternoon’s sales going directly to helping families in need from our community.

For more information, please contact Beth Theisen at 603-532-8982.