January-February 2021 Calendar and Newsletter

January-2021-Calendar          February 2021 Calendar

Membership Renewal

Your membership application for 2021 is included in this mailing and can be found online or at that center. Please return your form with your membership selection as soon as possible.

If you are a NEW member you are also asked to sign three Policy Forms (Intake/Participant Agreement, Level of Support Policy, and Code of Conduct).

If you are an existing member of the DAC you are asked to please make any changes or updates to these forms. See below.

Member Needs Assessment and Policy Updates:
Please take a moment to fill out the DAC-HFC 2021 Member Needs Assessment. The short survey was sent via email to all membership and can also be found on our website under the news tab. Your input is very important to us in the coming year.
Please also be sure to update your Level of Support Policy with the DAC as there are ANY changes in your support needs or recommendations. You should update your plan due to age or beginning to receive Title 19 IDD Waiver services…either through wait list approval or coming off of the waitlist and completing your IPP Plan. Please update contact and emergency contact information as well on your client intake form.
New Membership applications are now available on our website under the membership tab and at the front desk of the DAC.
Please update any policy forms along with your membership.


DAC Color Code System and Phases of Reopening Plan

It is important for us to communicate with you our plans in accordance with all state and local orders, including how the color coding system relates to how we will deliver programming. Typically the DAC has followed the Marion County School system in terms of inclement weather closings. The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with many challenges and many different guidelines and rules to follow. We have developed our color code system that is similar to the West Virginia Department of Education criteria, but may not be exact, as the school system and Marion County Schools specifically fall under a different umbrella than businesses, organizations, community centers etc. like the DAC. This color code chart was emailed to the membership and is available at the DAC.

Please know that we are following all CDC guidelines and those of our State DHHR and local health department. Please note that these plans are fluid and evolving daily as we follow the direction of our state and local officials. 


DAC Bowling League 2021-Postponed
The DAC Bowling League will not begin in January 2021 as in year’s past. We are committed to having the 8 week league when it is safe for all involved and we can gather in larger groups. This may mean later in the Spring or Summer.
Please stay tuned for updates and reach out to us should you have any questions.

 General Membership Meeting 

Our first General Membership Meeting in 2021 will be held on
January 25th at 4:00 p.m. at the center. A light meal will be provided prior to the start of the meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Please make every effort to attend, learn about DAC programs and projects, and help us kick of the New Year with ideas and feedback!

 Friday Night Outs
January 15th, 2021 5-6 p.m.
February 12, 2021 5-6 p.m.
In maintaining our commitment to safety, the FNO will be a drive by/pick up event as we are unable to meet in large groups at this time.

 Experience IT Co-Op-School Year Schedule
Full STEM Ahead and Creative Arts
A partnership of the DAC and Homestead Farm Center
The DAC and HFC are pleased continue the very successful Enrichment Programs including:

  • Abilibots (adult robotics class) on Tuesdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Class is currently full)
  • Assistive Technology/Computer Lab on Wednesday mornings from 10-12 noon
  • Try This Thursday (TTT) on Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m.
    January TTT: Game Shows-Cynthia Garcia
    February TTT: Tell Your Story-Cynthia Garcia
    Check the calendar for full details and descriptions of classes.


Painting with Acrylics
Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Miss Ann is offering this beginning painting program in January and February for those who are wishing to learn more and expand their painting skills. You must be able to follow along with video instruction.
MUST PRE-REGISTER (Maximum of SIX Participants.)

DAC Biggest Loser
Back by popular demand-Mondays at 2 p.m. (Virtual Class)
Weigh Ins each Monday anytime.

The DAC’s Biggest Loser Challenge 2021 is an 8 week program that will consist of weekly weigh-ins, informative classes, and independent nutrition and exercise goals.  All program results will be kept confidential. The program is meant to be fun and educational and is not intended to replace medical guidelines and physician’s recommendations.
Teams will consist of two individuals.


  • Weigh‐ins will take place at the DAC each Monday, any time during business hours 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 pm.
  • This is a two-person team program. Please grab a friend to encourage and support you during the program.
  • The initial, baseline weigh‐in will be Monday, January 4, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • For consistency, it is recommended (but not required) that the weigh‐in take place at the same time of day throughout the contest.
  • Weigh‐ins will be tracking the percent of body weight lost. The calculation is made taking your actual weight (today) and subtracting it from your initial weight. The result is then divided by your initial (starting) weight. Percentages will be tracked to 1/100 of a percent.
  • Prizes and Incentives:

Prizes and Incentives will be given in the following categories (Examples):

  1. Team with the highest percentage weight loss.
  2. Individual with the highest percentage weight loss.
  3. Individual with the highest total weight loss.

Other Information:
It is encouraged that you consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise/weight loss program.
Informative Classes and videos will be shared on Facebook instead of the in person class that was held in year’s past. Worksheets, recipes, and materials will be available for participants to follow along with.  Full Contest Rules and Guidelines will be distributed at the January 4th Kick-Off.

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