PrimeTime Center in Brick Celebrates Its Grand Opening
If you are high school graduate with developmental disabilities, what’s next for you? Where can you go? Who can help you? Seven years ago with those questions in mind, Ruth Reinhard, Jean Stack, and David Mock discussed the lack of quality adult services for these adults. Out of their research PrimeTime Center was born, a day habilitation program with an emphasis on independent living and actual community experiences that are designed for adults with developmental disabilities.
Today PrimeTime Center employs about 40 staff members, and services 200 participants throughout New Jersey. When they began in the summer of 2012, PrimeTime Center had a staff of four and three participants. Recently PrimeTime Center celebrated the grand opening of its third location at 485 Brick Boulevard, Brick, New Jersey.
Celebrating the opening of the Brick PrimeTime Center, organized by the Brick Chamber of Commerce, was Brick Mayor John Ducey; Jean Stack, an owner of PTC; Ruth Reinhard, the PTC executive director; Dave Mock, PTC director; Brick Councilman Paul Mummolo; Brian Mirsky, VP of Brick Chamber; PTC Supervisor Catie Broglia; Blanche Stetler, PTC parent liaison; and Katie Steelman PTC assistant supervisor.
The other PrimeTime Center New Jersey locations are 60 High Street, Carteret, and 240 Broad Street, Eatontown. Eligible adults can apply for PrimeTime Center services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Transportation is provided to and from the program for participants who live within a five-mile radius.
For more information about the Brick site, call (848) 241-5700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit www.primetimecenter.org
About PrimeTime Center: The mission of PrimeTime Center is to help participants live life to its fullest by practicing independent living skills, such as meal planning, shopping, money management, travel training, housekeeping and using appropriate computer applications and digital tools to solve real life problems. Visits to local restaurants, shopping centers, theaters, museums, financial institutions, and other community-based instruction trips are incorporated into the daily schedule. In addition, participants can take advantage of local community volunteer opportunities.
PrimeTime Center, approved by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Medicaid, provides programs for adults with developmental disabilities throughout New Jersey. Services for PrimeTime clients include acquiring skills for independent living; functional language arts and math instruction; community-based instruction; training in consumer skills, socialization, and self-advocacy; volunteerism; communication skill building; recreational opportunities; physical fitness, and field trips. PrimeTime Centers are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., all year except for traditional holidays.