Therapeutic recreational activities is the provision of Treatment Services and the provision of Recreation Services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions. The primary purposes of Treatment Services which are often referred to as Recreational Therapy, are to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. The primary purposes of Recreational Services are to provide recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well-being.
Therapeutic Recreation is provided by professionals who are trained and certified, registered and/or licensed to provide Therapeutic Recreation.
Interesting Therapeutic Recreation Activities:
- Daily Skills
Activities that teach the participants some daily skills, such as how to cook, maintain personal hygiene.
Games that build the patient’s self-esteem are another must have. An easy example of this is to keep an art and craft activity.
As people with illnesses are often stressed out due to the pain and discomfort they might be going through, a relaxation activity can do wonders for them. Relaxation activities include yoga, music. To undertake such activities, get a CD which has relaxation music. Make all the participants sit cross-legged in a room, on the floor. Lower the lights and ask them to close their eyes. Light a lava lamp in the middle of the room, or a few scented candles. Play some soothing music on a CD player and ask the participants to simply relax, listen to the music and not think about anything else. Undertake this activity for fifteen minutes every day. It will have a very calming effect on the participants.
- New Learning
The participants should be encouraged to take up a hobby and learn something new. Gardening, knitting, thus improving their physical and mental health, in the process.
To improve the socialization skills of the participants, we conduct several group activities.
We provide opportunity to every client to show their talent in singing, speaking, arts and crafts c.
Our outings includes park picnics, shopping, beach going, Casino etc.
- Religious Activities
We perform religious activities on regular basis including prayer, yoga, temple visit etc.
Recreational activities, such as the ones mentioned above, have a positive effect on a person’s mind.