Community Plunge

Each semester, Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, conducts a day-long community service project for all incoming students. It’s called Community Plunge and offers students an opportunity to volunteer and learn the value of community service.

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Stewart Lester of Middlesex, NJ, and Kayla Gonzalez of Secaucus, NJ, visit with Matheny student Shane Szott.

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Vincent Picarelli of Roselle Park, NJ, helps Matheny student Jamil Jones compete in a ‘musical wheelchairs’ game.

On August 31, several Centenary students visited Matheny and participated in recreation activities that included wheelchair relay races, swimming, and a variety of competitive games and contests. Matheny’s Recreation Therapy program provides  students and patients with recreation opportunities and resources that improve their physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being.