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Therapeutic Recreation services are offered to clients of the On Track Program (first episode psychosis) and to patients of the Rehabilitation Centre.

If you think you might benefit from our services or you have a family member who is presently in hospital and think that they might benefit from our services, speak to a member of your health-care team for more information.

If you are currently an outpatient of the Rehabilitation Centre and think you can benefit from Therapeutic Recreation services, contact your physiatrist.

You must be an outpatient of the On Track First Episode Psychosis Program to benefit from the services of Therapeutic Recreation at that site.

Services provided include:

Assessment
A Therapeutic Recreation assessment is used to identify a person’s strengths, needs and interests, to determine priorities and set goals for involvement in recreation al pursuits.  From this, an intervention plan is established and progress can be tracked and evaluated.

Education
The Recreation Therapist educates individuals on the benefits of participating in recreational pursuits.  Providing information on community programs, activities and services including aspects such as required skills/abilities, equipment, and cost involved, is a key part of our role in assisting people with making their decisions about participation.

patient-with-dogPatient Participation in Activities

There are many opportunities for patients to become involved in a variety of organized recreation programs, which are offered on a one-to-one basis and through group experiences.

The goal of these activities is to meet the physical, social and/or emotional needs of participants. These activities can be in-house, social activities, seasonal activities, community outings and special events.

Last updated on: December 14th, 2016