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Grand Opening Scheduled for REM Ohio’s Newest Opportunities Center

UPublish story by Crystal Brodzenski

November 1, 2012


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James Oliver, Area Director, 419.841.0001

Grand Opening Scheduled for REM Ohio’s Newest Opportunities Center

FOSTORIA, OHIO – REM Ohio announced today that they will be holding a community open house at their newest Opportunities Center, located at 526 Plaza Drive, Unit #14, on Thursday, November 8th from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. The nearly 3,000 square foot center offers adults with developmental disabilities placement in the socialization curriculum. A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be held promptly at 3:00pm with REM Ohio staff, participants of the day center and members of the Fostoria community.

The Opportunities Social Center offers a customized itinerary of both community and on-site education and recreation events. Many special interest groups and clubs are formed, such as: cooking and nutrition classes, art and entertainment groups, social and friendship networking, computer skill enhancement, and much more.

The Opportunities Center features an open floor plan with welcoming décor, a student computer learning lab, arts and entertainment area, and many more on-site amenities within the facility.

All members of the community are welcome to join in the celebration, free of charge. This celebratory event will feature tours of the new Center, an opportunity to meet and interact with our staff, fun activities to experience, and delicious refreshments.

The Opportunities Center also announced that they will be opening their doors to the community at large. Adults with developmental disabilities can participate in a complementary “Try It Free for a Day” and are welcome to join in the fun and activities. Appointments can be made for this complimentary day by contacting the REM Ohio office.

Individuals interested in scheduling a “Try it Free for a Day” or learning more about the Opportunities Center are invited to contact the REM Ohio office by calling 419.436.9501 or by visiting


About REM Ohio

REM Ohio provides an array of high-quality services for people with developmental disabilities and other complex conditions throughout the state, with a state headquarters located in Akron, Ohio and additional locations in Akron, Cambridge, Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, Troy, and Cincinnati. The company currently employs 394 part time and 857 full time employees. The individuals and families supported by REM Ohio have a variety of needs, all of which are met within the communities where they live, work, and play. Because each person’s needs and preferences are different – and often change over time – REM Ohio offers a range of community-based residential and non-residential programs and supports.

REM Ohio is a member of The MENTOR Network, an organization dedicated to providing high-quality, community-based services to adults and children of all abilities. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network has evolved from a single residential program to a national network of local human services providers, offering an array of services to adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries or other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges; and elders in need of home care.

About REM Ohio Opportunities Vocational and Social Center

The REM Ohio Opportunities Center is located at 526 Plaza Drive, Unit #14, Fostoria, Ohio 44830. The nearly 3,000 square foot Center serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. REM Ohio operates similar Opportunities Centers in Akron, Elyria, Lancaster, Port Clinton, Troy, Toledo, and Cincinnati areas.

The Opportunities Social curriculum offers a customized itinerary of both community and on-site education and recreation events. Each participant’s unique interests are collected. From this information, many special interest groups and clubs are formed. Topics often include interests such as: cooking classes, computer learning clubs, and many more.

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