Family Engagement Events: Fun and Bonding Outside the House

Friendly Center’s Family Engagement program offers clients a chance to engage in bonding activities with their family. Though the pandemic has limited the ability to offer the program large scale, staff has successfully adapted these events to safely provide families a bonding experience outside the home. In the Fall 2020, families came to the park where Friendly Center is located and were given a tent to setup. Each family received a board game to play in their new tent, for a fun-filled afternoon. The first Family Engagement event of 2021 was held in January and was a socially distanced BINGO night where families competed in six rounds and won prizes. Families were extremely appreciative, not only for the bonding activities but the much-needed stress-relief.