Apartnership between a community leadership group and BCR “a place to grow” has resulted in a spiffy renovation of BCR's music and exercise room.
Thirteen participants in the Burbank Neighborhood Leadership Program raised funds to complete the makeover, which included patching holes in the walls, adding a chair rail and painting the walls. Members also updated the soundproof covers and purchased exercise equipment, yoga balls, a sound system, exercise mats, a flat-screen TV and Wii system that will lead BRC clients in exercise inside when it is too hot to exercise outdoors during the summer.
BCR is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that began in 1963 and provides day activities and extended day care programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Four groups use the room on a rotating basis every day, said Lonna Dunson, BCR executive director. They exercise, listen to music played on the piano and rehearse for their annual holiday program in the room.