Retirement Services

A MARI participant poses with a friend.Older adults with disabilities and younger adults who have age-related disabilities have the same need as anyone else for engagement in meaningful activities and the opportunity to make a contribution within their community.

Community Involvement Programs provides a supportive, respectful environment in its MARI Program (Music, Arts, Recreation and Inclusion), located in the south metro area. The focus of this program is to provide a quality community experience for older adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities for whom employment is no longer a priority.

What’s the MARI program like?

Individuals in the MARI program have consistent opportunities to participate, have fun, and make friends in the surrounding community. A typical day might include participating in community recreational activities, such as senior choir or art classes, bowling, shopping at local stores, volunteering at a neighborhood nonprofit organization, or taking part in other typical senior programs in the community.

The hallmark of the MARI Program is the individual attention and support provided to each person while maintaining meaningful connections within their community. Lift-equipped vehicles and transportation services ensure that members of the MARI Program are able to participate in the typical flow of community life on a regular basis.

Is the MARI program right for you?

Family members, guardians, and case managers looking for additional information about MARI are invited to contact Linda Dyre at 952-854-0411 or lindad@cipmn.org.