See the good in the world

This post is written by Phil Johnson, LiveUp Philly volunteer!  2016 has provided us a laundry list of things to be sad about. That said, I find my resolve in the fundamental good nature of the world unshaken. It’s very difficult to be a part of something like LiveUp and not leave with an inherent understanding […]

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Comedy Sportz in Philly!

We had an AWESOME time at LiveUp Philly and want to give a HUGE THANKS to Comedy Sportz! Nurse Rachel wrote a poem to show her  appreciation! The LiveUp weekend has been great But one activity made it especially first rate First we had some guests come and teach us to act We loved learning improv that […]

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LiveUp Philly 2016: The Recap

Is LiveUp Philly 2016 already over?  We can’t believe that the weekend flew by so quickly. Here are some highlights:   Water Park Fun: On Saturday morning our group beat the heat and headed to Sahara Sam’s for the ultimate water park experience.  The crowd favorites were the family tube slide and the wave pool.   […]

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Countdown to LiveUp Philly 2016!

This post is written by Todd Pontius, director at LiveUp Philly this Memorial Day Weekend! Salutations LiveUp Family! Can you believe that LiveUp Season is right around the corner??  In only a few days, we’ll be reuniting with old friends, forging new relationships, and Living it Up (pun intended) in “the Birthplace of America!”  That’s right, 2016’s programs of […]

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LiveUp is ready for Philly! 

This post is written by Rachael Durkin, director at LiveUp Philly this Memorial Day Weekend! The directors are wrapping up the last minute details as we approach LiveUp Philly in a few short weeks. I always know LiveUp season is upon us when I get texts from participants about the dinner dance requesting their favorite songs to […]

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Parent Perspective: Briana’s experience

Briana has been part of LiveUp since the beginning…and we’re so excited to hear what her family has to say about her experience… There are not enough positive words in the English language to thank all of you for the excellence that is LiveUp!!!! I cannot begin to thank you enough for the wonderful opportunity that is […]

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Parent perspective: Lauren’s experience

Today’s post comes from a parent of one of our awesome participants: Lauren learns something new every year! She showed me some of her yoga moves & asked me if the Y has yoga classes? I told her we could look into that, so you piqued her interest 🙂 All of the staff are exceptional […]

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Parent Perspective: Katie’s experience

While some people have been a part of the LiveUp family since we started, we’re always SO EXCITED when someone new joins the fun! We were thrilled to welcome Katie to LiveUp Philly this past summer! Here’s what her parents had to say about her experience:   Although she is 30 years old, Katie has spent […]

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Parent Perspective: Amanda’s experience

We love hearing feedback from LiveUp parents, participants, mentors, and supporters. Take a look at what Amanda’s parents shared with us: The LiveUp Program is a very organized program for adults with Down Syndrome.  My daughter, Amanda has attended for a few years and she loves all the wonderful activities they do all weekend.  She has […]

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Respect (and other wise words) from a LiveUp Philly participant

Are you going through LiveUp Philly withdrawal already? To help you get through it, here’s a blog post from one of our participants, Tim Lawrence: Our disabilities are very special in every way and very important. We want to bring peace and stop saying the “R” word. It’s  called respect. We are so lucky and […]

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