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1 By: Megan Keating

2 Recreation is defined by Merriam-Webster as “refreshment of strengths and spirits”.

3 Therapeutic Recreation is the collaboration of treatment, leisure activities, and recreation services to enhance the quality of life of individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, or social limitations. (Keating, 2011)

4  Mental Health  Elderly  Youth at Risk  People recovering from severe injuries  People with Disabilities  Physical  Cognitive  Behavioral  Social

5  Hospitals  Nursing Facilities  Residential Settings  Community Settings  Outpatient Facilities  Day Treatment Centers  Schools  Correctional Facilities

6  Fitness  Special Olympics  Therapeutic horseback riding  Dances  Music  Aquatics  Theatre  Arts & Crafts  Community Outings  After school programs  Sensory activities  Games  Summer camps  Gardening  Sports  Special interest groups  Volunteering  Day Trips

7  Increased emotional control  Improved physical condition  Improved mobility  Improved communication skills  Decreased symptoms of depression  Improved social skills  Increased leisure knowledge  Increased life satisfaction  Increased cognitive abilities  Friendship development  Reduced anxiety  Independence

8  STARS Program  Through AID: Association for Individual Development and FVSRA  Became involved this past summer  Day program for adults with developmental disabilities  Members of the STARS Program are individuals who live in group homes and need a place to go during the day  Stars Program provides these individuals with the opportunity to participate in daily activities that include exercise, community outings, volunteerism, cooking, gardening, and much more.

9  Prior to involvement in the STARS program, members were:  Sedentary  Lacked social interaction  Health Concerns  Poor Diet  Little to no community involvement

10  Members experienced many positive changes  Many lost significant weight due to daily exercising  Became active members of the community, volunteering their time at least 3 times a week  Built friendships with others in program  Learned how to handle money and act in public settings from community outings  Improved eating habits, by participating in healthy cooking sessions each week  Improved communication skills

11 “Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

12  Stumbo, O. J., & Peterson, C. A. (2009). Therapeutic recreation program design, principles and procedures. (5 ed., pp ). Benjamin-Cumming.      program-slot/ program-slot/     10SpecialOlympics.html 10SpecialOlympics.html     an-option-people-with-disabilities-can-still-obtain-the-benefits-of-physical-activity/ an-option-people-with-disabilities-can-still-obtain-the-benefits-of-physical-activity/     


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