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Community After School Programs

Adult Bowling Program 

Bowlers learn the basic rules for Ten Pin Bowling, learn to take turns, while socializing with their friends.  We keep track of their scores and awards are given out seasonally at the Sp. Olympic Candlepin Bowling Tournament in March. We bowl at Timber Lanes Bowling Alley in Abington.  

Tuesdays or Thursdays
2:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00/person, includes shoe rental

Boy Scout & Girl Scout Program

Cardinal Cushing Scout programs offer wonderful opportunities to form friendships, be a part of a group and learn many helpful life skills.

The Girl Scouts work on a variety of badges and community-based activities.  Our Girl Scout leader is from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and works closely with our Assistant Recreation Director.

Cardinal Cushing Boy Scout Troop 376 has been a part of Cardinal Cushing Centers for more than 25 years.  Troop meetings are conducted with an opening ceremony and closing ceremony and include a different activity each week.

Girl Scouts:  Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts:  Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Zumba Aerobics
Join the Latin dance fitness craze with our certified Zumba instructor for a fun filled hour of dance and exercise.  Get in shape with this fun and exciting fitness routine.  All you need – sneakers and the ability to shake your hips! Zumba takes place in Cardinal Cushing Centers’ gym..

Wednesdays, 4:00p.m.

For more information please contact:

Tom McElman
Director of Recreation and Community Programs

Special Olympics Programs:

Cheerleading Squad
Our Cheerleading squad practice each week, cheer our Soccer and Flag Football Teams, participate in Special Olympics and attend the Flag football/cheerleading tournament held at Gillette Stadium.


Cobra Flag Football Team – Fall
This is a unified team for our Sp. Olympians and are joined up with adults and teens for our local community.  Team members practice each week, have scheduled games, and participates in Sp. Olympics and attends the Fall Flag Football/Cheerleading tournament held at Gillette Stadium.


Special Olympic Soccer – Fall

Athletes will have the opportunity to pick two events they would like to train for.  Track events include the mile walk or run, 100 meter or 200 meter run or walk.  Training will cover proper warm up/cool down activities and proper nutrition and training attire. Athletes will have the opportunity to participate at the Special Olympics assessments at Brockton High School and attend the 2018 Massachusetts Special Olympics Summer Games in Boston.

Tuesdays, 2:45p.m.-4:00p.m.

Young Athletes Program

Children ages 2-7 years old with intellectual disabilities are welcome to participate in our free, unique sports and play program focusing on fun activities designed to foster mental and physical growth. This program is an early introduction to sports and the world of Special Olympics.

Who: Children, ages 2- 7 with intellectual disabilities

What: A FREE, inclusive, unique sports & play program facilitated by trained volunteers, focusing on fun activities important to mental & physical growth. This is an early introduction to sports & the world of Special Olympics.

Where: Cardinal Cushing Centers – 405 Washington St., Hanover, MA

When:  10 week sessions take place on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

To register:
Register online here

Registration or program questions? Please contact Recreation Program Director Tom McElman at e-mail or Special Olympics MA Program Operations Manager, Eric Archambault at 508-485-0896 ext. 221 or e-mail.