City of Alexandria to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Multi-Sensory Mobile

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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2012

City of Alexandria to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Multi-Sensory Mobile

The Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council invite the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Multi-Sensory Mobile on Saturday, January 21 at City Hall, 301 King St. at 8:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be available, and the ceremony will occur rain or shine.

Donated by the Kelley Cares Foundation, the Multi-Sensory Mobile is equipped with ball pool, bubble mirror, therapy chair, aromatherapy, interactive hurricane tubes, textile wall, musical squares and a variety of sensory kits. Focusing on individuals with sensory integration dysfunction, cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities, and the mobile provides for a therapeutic environment in which individuals can experience safe, stress free leisure based learning.

The Kelley Cares Foundation is a mission of love for their dear daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. Kelley Swanson was a vibrant, fun-loving and energetic young woman who left us too early. Kelley was a very active volunteer for the Therapeutic Recreation Program from the fourth grade through her graduation from T.C. Williams High School. This Foundation was formed to carry on Kelley’s civic-minded spirit and her desire to make people aware of the need for inclusion regardless of ability.

For additional information, contact Brenda Holloway, Assistant Director, Therapeutic Recreation Program, at 703.746.5424 or

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please call Brenda Holloway with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5424, (TTY 703.838.4902), or