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The Next Stop Neighborhood

Welcome to The Next Stop Neighborhood

Here, our “neighbors” can connect with each other and enjoy a variety of engaging activities. Learn more about our site and how we are helping solve boredom, loneliness, and isolation.

Here, our “neighbors” can connect with each other and enjoy a variety of engaging activities. Learn more about our site and how we are helping solve boredom, loneliness, and isolation.

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Why Join The Next Stop Neighborhood

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Engagement

Enjoy events and activities with new friends.

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Inclusive

Experience a community where everyone is valued and respected
for who they are.

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Stimulating

Participating in meaningful activities is a great way every day to
energize the mind.

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Purposeful

Have a positive place to call “home” with neighbors just like you.

Click On A Category Below To Get A Glimpse of Our Fun Activities

  • Live Events

    This is Our Weekly Block Party

     

    During our Live Events, members come together on Zoom and connect in a variety of ways like exercising, cooking, playing games, and more! We have a Weekly Block Party where our team leads engaging fun activities for the entire neighborhood.

    Watch this video to see what a Block Party looks like!

  • What's Cooking

    Cooking Opportunities for ALL Members

     

    Each week we provide at least one recipe for our members to try at home. All recipes are formatted in simple, easy to follow step by step directions with picture supports.

    Additionally, we will add a cooking video every month with one of our favorite recipes.

    Watch the video above and follow along with our Next Stop members to make an easy Strawberry Cheesecake.

  • Recreation

    Movement and Exercise Our Members Can Enjoy

     

    Our recreation activities offer an accessible home workout that gets our members moving their bodies with a smile on their face.

    Watch the video above to see a recent yoga class we led for the neighborhood.

  • Coloring

    Original Designs Created for Our Members

    Coloring provides both physical and mental benefits. We have a large variety of themed coloring sheets that have been created to stimulate the mind.

    Download and print a Sailboat Coloring Page-click HERE!

  • Did You know?

    Making Learning Interesting, Easy, and Fun!

     

    Our Did You Know? activities provide a fun lesson on a variety of topics. They offer opportunities for continued learning that create interest and inspire curiosity to help use our brains to the fullest potential.

    Check out the presentation above on Roller Coasters to get a better understanding of what our Did You Know? slide shows look like.

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    Discovering What Our World Has to Offer

     

    “Our World” activities explore the different cultures, history and environments around the globe that are sure to spark a sense of wonder in everyone.

    Take a look at our fun presentation from “National Hawaii Day” to get a sense of how we connect our members to the natural world.

  • Caring for Me

    Helping Our Members Be More Independent

     

    We support the well-being of our members and aim to increase the health of their mind, bodies, and relationships with our self-care activities.

    Check out what a Caring For Me activity looks like in this presentation on self-affirmation and the power of positive self-talk.

  • Arts and Crafts

    Providing Hands-On Fun for Everyone!

    Arts and Crafts engage our imagination and creative side. Our members experience the pride of accomplishment as they create something personal and unique. There is something for everyone in the variety of fun projects you’ll discover.

    These personalized party cups are an easy and fun craft that is really simple to follow along with.

  • Music

    The Power of Music Rings Throughout the Neighborhood

     

    Music impacts cognitive and emotional well-being. Our members benefit from listening to and learning about all kinds of music and artists. These fun activities elevate the awareness and appreciation of music.

    Check out the video above from Uncommon Musical Instrument Day where the neighborhood learned about some funky instruments.

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    Puzzles & Games That Stimulate The Mind

    From puzzles to fun games, our members find a lot of opportunities to relax with our various leisure activities.

    The digital puzzles (like the example above) have options for different levels of difficulty and have proven to be quite a hit with the neighborhood!

    Click here to try out our adorable puppy puzzle!

  • Word Games
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    Activities That Keep Your Mind Active

    Exercising your brain can help to keep it sharp and active. Not only are word games like word searches fun to do, they are also great for stimulating cognitive skills such as focus and concentration, language skills, problem solving, and pattern recognition.

    Download and print a Space Word Search-click HERE!

  • Live Events

    This is Our Weekly Block Party

     

    During our Live Events, members come together on Zoom and connect in a variety of ways like exercising, cooking, playing games, and more! We have a Weekly Block Party where our team leads engaging fun activities for the entire neighborhood.

    Watch this video to see what a Block Party looks like!

  • What's Cooking

    Cooking Opportunities for ALL Members

     

    Each week we provide at least one recipe for our members to try at home. All recipes are formatted in simple, easy to follow step by step directions with picture supports.

    Additionally, we will add a cooking video every month with one of our favorite recipes.

    Watch the video above and follow along with our Next Stop members to make an easy Strawberry Cheesecake.

  • Recreation

    Movement and Exercise Our Members Can Enjoy

     

    Our recreation activities offer an accessible home workout that gets our members moving their bodies with a smile on their face.

    Watch the video above to see a recent yoga class we led for the neighborhood.

  • Coloring

    Original Designs Created for Our Members

    Coloring provides both physical and mental benefits. We have a large variety of themed coloring sheets that have been created to stimulate the mind.

    Download and print a Sailboat Coloring Page-click HERE!

  • Did You know?

    Making Learning Interesting, Easy, and Fun!

     

    Our Did You Know? activities provide a fun lesson on a variety of topics. They offer opportunities for continued learning that create interest and inspire curiosity to help use our brains to the fullest potential.

    Check out the presentation above on Roller Coasters to get a better understanding of what our Did You Know? slide shows look like.

  • Our World

    Discovering What Our World Has to Offer

     

    “Our World” activities explore the different cultures, history and environments around the globe that are sure to spark a sense of wonder in everyone.

    Take a look at our fun presentation from “National Hawaii Day” to get a sense of how we connect our members to the natural world.

  • Caring for Me

    Helping Our Members Be More Independent

     

    We support the well-being of our members and aim to increase the health of their mind, bodies, and relationships with our self-care activities.

    Check out what a Caring For Me activity looks like in this presentation on self-affirmation and the power of positive self-talk.

  • Arts and Crafts

    Providing Hands-On Fun for Everyone!

    Arts and Crafts engage our imagination and creative side. Our members experience the pride of accomplishment as they create something personal and unique. There is something for everyone in the variety of fun projects you’ll discover.

    These personalized party cups are an easy and fun craft that is really simple to follow along with.

  • Music

    The Power of Music Rings Throughout the Neighborhood

     

    Music impacts cognitive and emotional well-being. Our members benefit from listening to and learning about all kinds of music and artists. These fun activities elevate the awareness and appreciation of music.

    Check out the video above from Uncommon Musical Instrument Day where the neighborhood learned about some funky instruments.

  • Puzzles and Games

    Puzzles & Games That Stimulate The Mind

    From puzzles to fun games, our members find a lot of opportunities to relax with our various leisure activities.

    The digital puzzles (like the example above) have options for different levels of difficulty and have proven to be quite a hit with the neighborhood!

    Click here to try out our adorable puppy puzzle!

  • Word Games

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    Activities That Keep Your Mind Active

    Exercising your brain can help to keep it sharp and active. Not only are word games like word searches fun to do, they are also great for stimulating cognitive skills such as focus and concentration, language skills, problem solving, and pattern recognition.

    Download and print a Space Word Search-click HERE!

What Our Members Receive

FREE
Helpful Neighbor Plan
  • Access to all Present and Past Mondays on the Daily Activity/Event Calendar
  • Includes Word Games, Coloring and More Independent Fun!
  • Weekly email

 

$15/mo or $150 Annually
Comprehensive Neighbor Plan
  • Access Each Day to All Activities and Events on the Activity Hub
  • Live Weekly Events
  • Access to All Past Events and Activities on the Activity Hub
  • Access to Private Facebook Group
  • Cooking, Recreational, and Crafts Videos
  • Music, Yoga, and other Fun Events
  • Did You Know Learning Experiences
  • Games, Coloring, and More Independent Fun!
  • Weekly Social Event – Block Party

 

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Why We Built the Neighborhood

 For over 15 years, we have seen the impact of what a social learning program can do for our community. But we recognize many people do not have access to an in-person support program. So we are bringing the teaching, stimulation, and FUN online for everyone! Now anyone can get the same feeling of purpose + participation virtually with daily activities, special events, and the support of their new “neighbors.”

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Who is the The Next Stop Neighborhood For?

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We serve adults with special needs who would like to engage with others and participate in our daily activities. A sample of our activities in a given week may look like:

  • Interactive cooking class to celebrate something like Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • A Block Party with all of our neighbors singing and dancing
  • Word puzzles + coloring pages about topical events
  • Fun crafts like building a Yo-Yo
  • Short learning lessons on history, science, and more!
  • Prompts to take a walk + easy ways to get moving

If these activities would interest and benefit you or someone in your life, then The Next Stop Neighborhood would love to have you join the fun!

How the Neighborhood is Impacting Lives

“Aaron loves doing the fitness routines while watching on the computer screen.  He smiles the entire time!”  He always looks forward to participating in the activities, especially connecting with others.”
Nancy Hall - Aaron’s Mom
Lawrenceville, Georgia
"Sarah Jaye doesn't like being bored at home so really enjoys engaging in the various activities offered!  She’s always happy when her grandmother is in town and they can participate in the live cooking day together."
The Curtain Family - Sarah Jaye’s Family
Buffalo, New York
“Because connecting with friends is important to Brittany, we are so grateful for The Next Stop Neighborhood.  She especially loves the crafting activities and is always proud of what she's made.”
Joel & Karen Bagley - Brittany’s Parents
Cortez, Colorado
“Love, love, love virtual cooking.  Recipes are detailed and easy to follow and if there is an ingredient Jeffrey doesn't like, we easily substitute with one he does.  Always yummy.  Made and served with pride.”
Barb Stewart - Jeffrey’s Mom
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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