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Let’s Focus on Fun: Spotlight on Therapeutic Recreation

February 17 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Since 2012, February has been designated and celebrated as Therapeutic Recreation Month in the United States.


Therapeutic recreation, also known as recreational therapy, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being. In other words, recreational therapy quite literally uses activity—and fun—to advance the process of rehabilitation. Recreational therapy can be conducted one-on-one between patient and caregiver, or by way of group sessions.


We hope you’ll join us in marking the occasion by joining this webinar to learn about programs offered in the City of Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun Counties and how to participate.


Therapeutic Recreation Services provides specialized services for individuals with disabilities in adapted and general recreation programs. Opportunities are available for children, teens and adults with disabilities to develop the skills that enable them to participate in the recreation and leisure programs of their choice.


Our presenters for this program are:
• Lyndzey Elliott, Program Manager, Therapeutic Recreation, Fairfax County
• Caitlyn Shann, Therapeutic Recreation Programmer, Arlington County
• Chloe Hodge, Therapeutic Recreation Programmer, Arlington County
• Maria Auger, Adaptive Recreation Coordinator, Loudoun County
• Jackie Person, Director of Therapeutic Recreation, City of Alexandria



Note: Due to ongoing health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, this is workshop will be held as a Zoom online webinar.


Remember, all of our webinar events are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.


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