Dear SenseAbility friends and families,
We wanted to alert you to a change in our Saturday Open Sensory Gym hours starting March 18th. Our new hours will be 9:30am – 1:30pm, matching our hours for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday day times. This new time will be for children ages nine and under, again matching our weekday day time hours.
We know that this represents a change in our open gym time for kids ages 10-13. It’s not a change we take lightly. Since we opened in February 2013, we’ve worked hard to meet the needs of all the children in our community ages 13 and under. We had hours split out for older kids to maximize safety for all ages and for families with kids of similar ages to meet each other. We held monthly teen nights specifically for kids ages 9-13. Attendance for these times was very low or nonexistent. As a nonprofit, we can’t continue to offer hours/programs for activities where we have no interest from our community.
We understand that the Saturday afternoon time was the only open sensory gym time set aside for older kids, and we apologize to any families that will be affected by this change. But don’t fret! If your child is older than 9, please call us at 508-381-1231. We are happy to work with you to make this a place for every child. Additionally, private play times, field trips and birthday parties are open to children of all ages, so please don’t hesitate to call us for more information on those activities.
Thank you so much for your understanding! We look forward to work with our community to provide the very best services we can.
Tina and Alysia