About Therapeutic Recreation
Gaylord's Therapeutic Recreation Program uses leisure and recreational activities to improve an your quality of life. Activities focus on enhancing your physical, cognitive, social, emotional and creative abilities to promote independence and make participation in recreation possible. Examples of activities include: arts and crafts, iPad use, games, gardening, puzzles, sports and community re-integration. Our Therapeutic Recreation staff will visit you to determine your current likes and interests to help you stay involved and active while at Gaylord. Our goal is to convert your interests to activities that you can participate in after you are discharged.
Another aspect of our program includes Leisure Education which teaches or enhances recreation skills and attitudes that will be used throughout life. Leisure education also helps you to participate in activities with adaptive equipment, allowing you to discover new and exciting activities through interest exploration.
Gaylord's Therapeutic Recreation staff can provide you with social, leisure and sporting activities during your stay using the amenities on our 500 acre campus, which includes a putting green, a greenhouse, an indoor heated pool, two gyms, and beautiful, easily accessible grounds. Your therapy program may include activities designed to promote your rehabilitation goals through pursuits such as games and sports, creative hobbies, arts and crafts and music. Upon discharge, you will be encouraged to return to resume activities through our Creative Expressions community based art group or to explore and participate in the different adaptive sports programs available through the Gaylord Sports Association.