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Bowling Night!

Bowling Night is back at the The Arc of South Carolina! Join us for bowling Monday, May 20, Monday June 10, or Monday July 15! 

Bowling will start at 4:00 pm and last until approximately 6:45 pm and will be at the AMF Park Lanes on 900 Axtell Drive, Cayce SC 29033. Dinner will be provided!

Register for bowling night here:

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Contact the office @ thearc@arcsc.org or 803.748.5020 if you have any questions, comments or concerns. 

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Supported Decision Making Resources Now Available!

The Arc of South Carolina has teamed up with Able SC, P & A, Family Connection of SC, and SC Developmental Disabilities Council to bring you many useful resources about supported decision making. Head to our new website and check out the many free resources that are available, including videos, manual, and contact information to get the help you need!

Are you a person with an intellectual or developmental disability, a family member or caregiver? Are the logistics of grocery shopping stressful for you, or do you struggle to find the time to get to the store as often as you’d like to keep fresh, healthy food in the house? Walmart is launching a new grocery pickup program, and they have been talking with The Arc about how this service may help take some of the stress out of grocery shopping for people with disabilities and their families.

Whether you only need a few things, or you actually need several things but only have a few minutes to get them, sometimes getting in and out of the store and getting everything packed in the car makes it hard to fit shopping into your already hectic schedule. Walmart is rolling out its new grocery pickup program in communities across the country during 2016. Through this new program, you simply shop online for groceries and then choose a time to have them handed to you (or better yet, loaded into your trunk) at a participating Walmart location.

Walmart added this service because their customers continually asked for it. Walmart tested online grocery options – both pickup and delivery – in a handful of markets across the U.S., and each time the company added a new city, customers begin using the service faster than they did in the previous one. Free pickup in particular has been very popular.

Customers can simply shop their grocery lists online, choose a time to pick up their orders and then pull in to a designated parking area at their local stores, where associates will load the items into their cars. It’s all the convenience of a specially trained personal shopper, at the exact same prices as your normal shopping. There are no extra fees or charges; and you can place an order [by10am] and pick it up the very same day.

With 70% of the U.S. population living within 5 miles of an existing Walmart store, this is an idea that can benefit many people. Anyone with a busy schedule – including people with I/DD, or their families and caregivers-- can shop online and choose the pickup time that works for them. In the weeks and months ahead, Walmart is adding even more stores and markets to the list of pickup locations.

Is Walmart online grocery available near you? Visit walmart.com/grocery or click on the image to the left to learn more and place an order.

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The Arc of South Carolina

803-748-5020

1202 12th Street

Cayce, SC 29033

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