No Barriers:  A Publication of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

November 2020

In This Issue...

  1. DanceAbility
  2. Message from Founder
  3. Message from the Exec Director
  4. FDOA Fall Auction

DanceAbility to be Held on November 13, 2020DanceAbility - November 13, 2020

Looking to have some social at-home fun?
We are excited to invite you to our virtual dance party. Join us for DanceAbility!

Interested in Country? Pop? Dance music or Rap?
There will be music for all tastes and without having to go to the bar or club, while staying safe and comfortable at home.

Dance from your chair or dance around the room, dress up, come casual, or even dance in your PJ's. The choice is yours!

This amazing opportunity to get together and stay active while having fun will also give you the chance to express yourself with a variety of health and wellness benefits.  More

Register Here

Information for People with a Spinal Cord Injury:
English / Spanish

Information for People with a Brain Injury:
English / Spanish

photo of David C. JonesFounder's Message: Fodder from the Founder

David Jones

Nov 4th is National Stress Awareness day. We all have had much stress from many different sources and it is taking its toll on our health, happiness and productivity. There are things that we can do to better cope and to heal ourselves from the negative health effects that we are experiencing.



 photo of Laurie GussakExecutive Director's Message:
Coping During the Pandemic

Laurie LoRe-Gussak, MBA, CAE, IOM
I don’t know about you, but at times the pandemic has made me feel overwhelmed. We started working from home and we had to decide how we could still hold programs safely. The CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, said "I did not know that I would make 10 years' worth of decisions in 10 weeks," according to an October 12, 2020 article in The Wall Street Journal. This is exactly how I felt and sometimes still feel.

Luckily, we have technology that keeps the FDOA team in touch with each other almost every day. That has helped us to plan and expand in areas that we didn’t think possible. We are finding friends across the country and beyond. A new partnership with Spirit Club will enable us to offer even more fitness classes accessible to everyone. More

FDOA Fall Auction

The FDOA Fall Auction is officially underway! Two new items have just been released and more will continue to be added. Make sure you head to our auction website to make your bid on these amazing items!

From now until Nov 30, you will be able to bid on dozens of great items, gift cards, and tickets to amazing socially-distanced experiences. More

View Auction Items

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