LARC LAB for Living Grand Opening Thursday, July 25
07/17/2019

LARC is hosting the grand opening for phase one of their newest program - LAB on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at LARC's Fort Myers campus.

Online PR News – 17-July-2019 – Alva – - Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens (LARC) is hosting the grand opening for phase one of their newest program - LAB: Learn, Achieve, Become on Thursday, July 25 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at LARC's Fort Myers campus. LAB for Living is the first of five labs that will focus on skills for work, residency and leisure for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

LAB for Living is an apartment-style setting that provides participants with hands-on training in daily living skills. The Lab includes a bedroom area, living and dining areas, a kitchen and laundry facilities. Daily living skills include cooking, home management, housekeeping, laundry, menu planning, shopping, fire safety, home safety and much more.

"LAB will enhance the abilities of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them live happier, more productive and independent lives," said Angela Katz, LARC Development Director. "The generous support of many individual donors and businesses in our community helped our first phase become a reality. Our grand opening is an opportunity to thank our supporters for helping us open doors for the people we serve today and those we can serve in the future."

Lowe's Home Improvement (Lowe's Heroes) donated and installed the cabinets and appliances, painted the room and installed the flooring. Aztec Plumbing donated plumbing services and materials.

Established in 1954, LARC is a training center for success for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. LARC serves more than 300 individuals annually and participants range in age from 14 to 76. LARC offers vocational training, community residential services, and a vast array of other state-of-the-art community inclusion services on a full-time, year-round basis. LARC's main campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, and a satellite campus is in Bonita Springs. LARC also operates two Residential Group Homes located in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers.
LARC's Fort Myers campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. If using a GPS, use 3030 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901 as campus can only be accessed via Metro Parkway/Evans Avenue north.
To learn more about LARC visit www.larcleecounty.org or contact Angela Katz, Development Director at 239-334-6285 x229 or angelakatz@larcleecounty.org.
About LARC
Established in 1954, LARC Inc.'s mission is to empower and support individuals with disabilities and their families to reach their full potential. LARC is a 501(c)3 that provides programs and services for approximately 300 local men and women annually. The nonprofit offers vocational training, community residential services, and a vast array of other state-of-the-art community inclusion services on a full-time, year-round basis. LARC's main campus is located at 2570 Hanson Street, Fort Myers, and has a satellite campus in Bonita Springs. LARC also operates two Residential Group Homes located in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers. For more information, contact Angela Katz at 239-334-6285 x229 or visit www.larcleecounty.org.