2021 Arizona State Fair

Our winning streak continues at our annual local state fair. 4 program areas entered and ALL 4 took FIRST PLACE! Congratulations to all the members and staff for creating and submitting such wonderful entries. All of the entries were placed into various categories of Home Arts.


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Halloween- October 29th, 2021

2021 was another great year for Halloween fun and festivities at Independence Plus! Wonderful activities and menu planned. Members assisted whenever possible. Various arts crafts including decorating pumpkins and making skeleton cut outs.


8:00 am – 9:00 am      Greetings!  Member Personal Needs Assessment (hourly),

Put away belongings, begin routine morning activities, Exercise, and ISP programs as usual        

9:00 am – 10:00 am    Music, Arts & Crafts, Decorate Pumpkins (each program area)

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Offer Water / ISP Programs / Individual Activity

11:00 am – 11:15 am  Member Costume Contest – DSPs to vote

11:15 am – 11:30 am  Clean Tables, Wash Hands, Setup for Lunch 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Lunch in Program Areas – DSP IIs gather meals in order:

  1) Sahuaro, 2) Ocotillo, 3) Cholla, 4) Juniper/Yucca

                       Member vote for appropriate movie or educational video

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm      Clean-up, begin Oral Hygiene, continue movie;

                                   Staff Costume Contest – Admin to vote

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm      Member vote for appropriate activities/games in program areas (Virtual Haunted House Tour, Monster Dance, Bingo, Checkers, Ring Toss, In-house Bowling, Connect Four, etc.)

*** Reminder for Social Distancing ***        

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm      Offer Water / Continue ISP Programs / Individual Activity

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm      Sweep, clean, wash any dishes or containers used

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm      Last-minute MPNAs, Gather Belongings,

Prepare for Van Departures

*Note:  This is a regular program day – MPNAs are done hourly,

member ISP programs continue throughout the day as appropriate*


Sloppy Joe Sand-Witches

Frightful French Fries

Creepy Side Salad w/

Choice of Mummy Dressing

Green Goblin Punch

Cemetery Worm Cake

Cemetery Worm Cake
Prizes for Best Costume
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