Welcome to the Peppermint Ridge Adaptive
& Educational Recreation Program!

Peppermint Ridge Adaptive Recreation Program offers a variety of therapeutic leisure activities for residents with cognitive and physical disabilities. Our activities are created from our residents’ interests. Residents go through a college-like registration process, in which they select the classes they wish to attend. Each class takes residents through a journey that expands their access to opportunities that promote physical fitness, health and wellness, increased self-esteem, and greater functional independence. Our goal is to adapt our activities to reach each individual’s needs.

Fine Arts

Intro to Creative Fine Arts

Learn to refine your fine motor skills and create beautiful compositions by filling a space with light and color.

Instructor: Max H.
6 meetings: Thursday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 25 student
Supplies Needed: Paint brush kit, Sketch pad, pencils, and erasers.

The Art of Touch

This class is great for those that are visually impaired or for those that strive to take their artistic skills further.

Instructor: Max H.
12 meetings: Thursday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Needed: Paintbrush kit, Sketch pad, pencils, and erasers.

Intro to Jewelry Making

Use your creativity while learning how to make necklaces and bracelets. Put colors together that you may have never thought of!

Instructor: Alicia A.
6 meetings: Thursday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class Size: 15 students
Supplies Provided

Music Expression

Rejoicer’s

This group performs together for holiday events and church gatherings. We will be practicing upon performance requests.

Instructor: Fender Center Staff
Meetings: Rejoicers will be contacted for rehearsals.
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 20 students

Dance 1

Become more creative through movement. Learn new dance techniques with all different types of music.

Instructor: Michelle
3 meetings: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Provided: Exercise clothing & a water bottle.

Dance 2

This dance class is for those that want to take dance to another level, learning dance routines, & eventually performing.

Instructor: Michelle
3 meetings: Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Provided: Exercise clothing & a water bottle.

Chelsea's Friends Sing– Along

Start to express yourself through learning rudimentary drills, clap-ping, and stomping your feet to understand how rhythm works. This interactive class not only allows you to play an instrument but use your voice as well.

Instructor: Dave S.
3 meetings: Tuesday
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location:  Angel Hall
Class size: 25 students
Supplies Provided

Drumming 1

Start to express through learning rudimentary drills, clapping, and stomping feet to understand how rhythm works.

Instructor: Nathan T.
3 meetings: Wednesday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 25 students
Supplies Provided

Drumming 2

This class is geared towards those that are interested in learning a variety of drumming techniques.

Instructor: Nathan T.
3 meetings: Wednesday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Provided

Personal Enrichment

Journaling

The goal of this workshop is to help participants find empowerment, inspiration, healing, and transformation through journaling and breathing techniques, and to help them feel confident in accessing inner guidance for self-growth
and self-care.

Instructor: Melissa H.
3 meetings: Monday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Needed: Personal Journal and a pen or pencil.

No Drama Ranch Therapeutic
Horseback Riding

Our commitment to excellence is demonstrated through facilitation, healing, and wellbeing of our students in a partnership with houses in a safe & mean- ingful manner.

Instructor: Donna M.
When: Saturday
Time: Time assigned per Home
Location: NDR Ranch

Fitness & Sports

Yoga 1

Introduces gentle stretching with blankets, breathing techniques, and music to help guide you to relaxation.

Instructor: Samantha J.
5 meetings: Tuesday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 15 students
Supplies Needed: Exercise clothing & a water bottle.

Yoga 2

Enhance your yoga practice by learning a variety of stretches, poses, and breathing techniques.

Instructor: Samantha J.
6 meetings: Tuesday
Time: 6:15 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Class size: 20 students
Supplies Needed: Exercise clothing & a water bottle.

Peppermint Fitness 1 and 2

This 3-month program will meet 1x weekly and work on everything from fat loss and building muscle to coordination and social skills. We will track all your progress from weights lifted, body fat loss, and muscle gained!

Instructor: CrossFit Proper
12 meetings: Monday and Tuesday
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: 430 Princeland Court Corona, CA 92879
Class size: 12 students
Supplies Needed: Exercise clothing, proper shoes, & a water bottle.

Basketball

Improve your basketball skills on the court and learn some
new techniques.

Instructor: Wynn Home Staff
4 meetings
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Historical Civic Center
Class size: 20 students
Supplies Provided

Clubs & Groups: Open Enrollment

Venturing Crew

Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Instructor: Tom
3 meetings: Monday
Time: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Angel Hall
Supplies Provided

Self-Advocacy Group

Become more knowledgeable about your rights. Join us for an evening of discussion.

Host: Home Self-Advocacy Presidents.
3 meetings: Monday
Time: 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Location: Angel Hall
Supplies Provided

Date Night

Go out on a night in the town with a loved one and pick a restaurant of your choice.

3 meetings: Monday
Time: 4:00 pm– 5:00 pm
Location: Ridgers' Choice
Supplies Provided

Gardening Club

Learn about your outdoor surroundings, see the growth stages of the seeds that you plant, and become closer to your peers while doing so.

Instructor: Peppermint Ridge Staff
Time: Best time that suits your home.
Location: Ridge Garden
Class size: 6-12 students
Supplies Needed: Gloves, handheld shovel, and a water bottle.

Volunteer Club & Chapel Alternative Day Program

Volunteer Club & Chapel gives us an opportunity to share our ideas on how we would like to give back to the community along with prayer and worship with your peers.

Instructor: Samantha J. & Alicia A.
3 meetings: TBD
Location: Angel Hall
Supplies Provided

Transportation Buddy System

Do you want to attend an activity, but don’t have a ride? If so please contact your Activities Coordinator to schedule transportaion a day prior to the activity. There are many of your friends that can pick you up along the way!

Participant Wellness

If you happen to be feeling under the weather, make sure to check in with you’re staff to make sure that you are well enough to attend the activity. If you’re feeling the symptoms of a fever of 100 degrees or higher, contagious rash, or itchy skin, vomiting within the last 24 hours, occurring diarrhea in the last 24 hours, cough or cold symptoms/flu, pink eye, lice, or dizziness, please take further precautions. A day or two of rest may result in gaining energy and ability to feel well.

Weather Policy

Peppermint Ridge staff is aware that weather can be a concern at times. In the day it can be sunny and hot, but then night rolls around and its freezing cold. Make sure that you are wearing the proper clothing to stay warm or cool. Also bring a water bottle to
stay hydrated.

Church Services & Locations

Calvary Church

130 W. Chase Drive, Corona, CA 92882
Sun: 9am & 11am
Wed: 7pm

Center For Spiritual Living

387 Magnolia Avenue Spiritual Living # 103, Corona, CA 92879
Sun: 10:30am

Corona First Baptist Church

Corona First 155 West 8th Street, Baptist Church Corona, CA 92882
Sun: 9am

Crossroads Church

2331 Kellogg Ave. Corona, CA 92881
Wed: 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall
Sat: 6:30pm - $5 for dessert
Sun: 9am & 11am in Fellowship Hall

First Congregational Church

809 Ramona Avenue Corona, CA 92879
Sun: 10am

Norco Bethany Lutheran Church

1609 Hamner Ave. Norco, CA 92860
Sun: 10am

St. Matthew's Catholic Church

2140 West Ontario Avenue Corona, CA 92882
Sun: 9am, 11am, 12:30pm & 5pm (In Spanish)

Olive Branch

Address: 7702 El Cerrito Rd, Corona, CA 92881

Phone: (951) 279-4477

St. Thomas The Apostle Church

3774 Jackson Street Riverside, CA 92882
Sun: 9am, 11am & 5pm

Contacts

Senior Recreation Center
921 S. Belle St.
Corona, CA 92879

Party Pardners
Norco Senior Center
2690 Clark Ave
Norco, CA 92880

Circle City Center
365 N Main St
Corona, CA 92880
Phone: (951) 817-5755

CrossFit Proper
430 Princeland Court
Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 316-3323

Samantha Jimenez
Activities & Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (951) 273-7320
EXT 308

No Drama Ranch
3659 Pedley Ave,
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: (951) 283-3967

Farmers Market
490 N Main St,
Corona, CA 92880

Peppermint Ridge
825 Magnolia Ave
Corona, CA 92879-3219

Phone: 951.273.7320
Fax: 951.737.0726

Federal Tax ID: 95-2409851

When you donate to Peppermint Ridge you will make a difference in the life of each Ridger.