Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI) held their ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday, September 24, for their innovative outdoor activity center for adults with developmental disabilities, Meaningful Meadows. Meaningful Meadows is one of the most unique inclusive recreational areas offered in the state of Illinois for adults with developmental disabilities.
Meaningful Meadows has the following features throughout the acre and a half park:
- Exercise – features include a walking path, basketball & pickle ball court, splash pad, and putting green
- Sensory – includes a waterfall, chimes, butterfly garden, plants and flowers, a sound board, and human“car wash”
- Escape – features several different quiet and relaxing areas around Meaningful Meadows
“Exercise, physical fitness, fresh air, all helps with the education,” said Amy Bliefnick, CEO/President of MRI. “It helps us to be sharper and smarter, learn easier, and helps us enjoy life a little more.”
Karina Hayes, a client at MRI said “It gives us a chance to experience what nature is and interact with others.”
300 guests joined MRI to help celebrate the grand opening of Meaningful Meadows. It was a fun-filled day full of smiles, laughter and tons of fun activities happening in the outdoor activity center once the ribbon was cut. The persons served were playing basketball and pickle ball on their new basketball and pickle ball court. Families enjoyed swinging together on the wheelchair swings and playing with the musical chimes. Snack stations were placed around the entire walking path for guests to enjoy and giving them the chance to see what Meaningful Meadows has to offer for adults with developmental disabilities.
It was an amazing day at MRI!
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