NEW ORLEANS — On September 13, 2022, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, the Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce and GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans Down Syndrome Achievement Center will host a ribbon-cutting celebration for the newly renovated kitchen which will be the site of the new GiGi’s Kitchen signature programs at 1023 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 2, Metairie, LA 70001. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 3:30 pm.
GiGi’s Kitchen is designed to teach the importance of health and wellness through nutrition education, kitchen safety, food preparation, and social activities for children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome. Under the guidance of program leaders, participants will engage in activities designed to promote healthy eating habits, kitchen safety awareness, food preparation skills, and social skills as they prepare and enjoy a shared meal/snack! As participants progress, GiGi’s Kitchen programs will include measurements, food handling, knife skills, ingredient identification, palette expansion, nutrition, and various cooking techniques.
GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans provides free educational, therapeutic-based programs for individuals with Down syndrome and their families at our Down Syndrome Achievement Center and spreads the message of acceptance in the Greater New Orleans community. For more information on GiGi’s Playhouse New Orleans, visit www.gigisplayhouse.org/neworleans, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, or call 504-321-6770.
Through free programs and through our #GenerationG campaign for global acceptance, GiGi’s Playhouse empowers families by maximizing opportunities for daily achievement and lasting acceptance. To ensure lasting acceptance, we must show the world what individuals with Down syndrome are truly capable of achieving as students, co-workers, volunteers, friends, and valued members of their communities. Our program outcomes help advance this vital social impact goal.
With over 55+ brick and mortar locations across the United States and Mexico and 200 inquiries to start new locations all over the world, GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. is the ONLY international network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers providing FREE therapeutic, educational, and career training programs for 30,000+ individuals with Down syndrome of all ages around the world. From prenatal diagnosis to career skills, we make a lifetime commitment to families.
GiGi’s Playhouse is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is solely funded by donations and grants.