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Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation is a process that utilizes functional intervention, leisure education and recreation participation to assist individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social limitations to achieve and maintain the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enjoy their leisure optimally function independently with minimal assistance and participate as fully as possible in society.  Therapeutic Recreation is provided by trained professionals in a clinical or community based setting.

The purpose of Therapeutic Recreation is to enable all individuals to achieve quality of life and optimal health through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure.  The profession recognizes the importance of the recreation experience and supports all individuals in having full access to the freedom to choose recreation and leisure opportunities.  


  • Individual Sessions
  • Scrabble
  • Meditation
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Coffee Hour (Peer Support Group)
  • Art Therapy
  • Walking Club
  • Entertainment
  • Bingo
  • Cycling Group
  • Cards
  • Crosswords
  • Community Outings
  • Pet Therapy




HDS Recreation Therapy Video


Overall Goals

> Increase stimulation and tolerance

> Increase amount of therapy time

> Decrease feelings of boredom and isolation

> Carry over of goals from other disciplines in a practical and fun setting

> Opportunity for new leisure interest

> Practice of functional skills within the community

Therapeutic Recreation Monthly Schedule

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