Therapeutic Recreation Programs for Adults


Programs 

 


Teen and Young Adult Social Clubs

Ages: 14-29

Teen and Young Adult Social Club members do it all! From developing event ideas to planning activities to going out and having fun in the community, these teens take care of business. Designed for individuals with physical, sensory, developmental or learning disabilities, Teen and Young Adult Social Clubs promotes personal success and the development of social skills. Participants plan leisure outings and events, make use of the leisure resources in the community, and go out and have fun together. The club meets two weekends per month at locations in Annandale and Fairfax. Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Project Success Phase II

Ages: 18+

Project Success Phase II shake up the fun. This adult program takes place at the James Lee Community Center on Thursday nights throughout the year from 7-9 p.m. Individuals with developmental disabilities engage in a variety of structured and free-choice activities, including arts and crafts, games, movies, dancing, cooking and working on hobby projects. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Adult Social Clubs

Ages: 22+

Friends and fun are the two key words in these Adult Social Clubs. Members get together for three activities a month, including picnics, going to museums, and special seasonal events. This program promotes personal success and the development of social skills for adults with developmental disabilities. Participants learn to plan leisure outings and events, making use of the leisure resources and opportunities in the community. Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. Meeting locations are in Alexandria, Annandale, Fairfax, Reston, and Springfield. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Meet and Mingle Social Club

Ages: 22+

For adults who need minimal staff support, the Meet and Mingle Social Club is the group that guarantees good times. Participants plan leisure outings and events and are fully included in general recreation and social programs in the community. Munching on popcorn in the movies, checking out exhibits at museums, and having a summer BBQ are all part of the fun. Meet and Mingle operates year-round with activities on the weekends. Meeting locations are in Annandale and Fairfax. Transportation is not provided to the meeting site, but is provided from the meeting site to the activity. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Out and About

Ages: 18+

The Out and About Program is a social club for participants with physical disabilities. Out and About fosters personal success and social growth through new friendships, participation in community events and leisure activities, development of leisure resources, and improving upon recreation skills. Out and About meets two to three times each month to plan and engage in leisure outings. Transportation to and from the meeting site is not provided, but transportation is available from the meeting site to the activity. The meeting locations are in Falls Church and Fairfax. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

 

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Dance Club

Ages: 18+

Get out your dancing shoes and get ready to show your moves at the Dance Club. Our Dance Club DJ will keep you moving with new tunes and old favorites. With a new theme each month and a group happy birthday party for everyone having a birthday that month, the Dance Club gives folks of all abilities a chance to socialize while listening to great music. The dances are held at the James Lee Community Center in Falls Church once a month on Thursdays. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711. 

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Hobby Enrichment Program

Ages: 18+

Show off your skills in the Hobby Enrichment Program. These classes for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, promote personal growth, teach or improve upon a variety of skills, and provide an environment for socializing with peers. Themes include music therapy, healthy cooking, watercolor painting, walking club and dance. Each Hobby Enrichment class ends with a performance, exhibition, or dinner. Hobby classes are offered on weekday evenings at various locations throughout Fairfax County. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Leisure Escape Program

Ages: 22+

Leisure Escape is a program for adults who want to continue developing their social and leisure skills. Located at James Lee Community Center in Falls Church, Leisure Escape provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities such as drama, art, outdoor challenges, ceramics, fitness, and dance. With a staff to participant ratio of 1 to 4, this program is your door to a new world of enjoyable opportunities. E-mail Questions or Comments, or call for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Sports and Fitness Program

Ages: 18+

Looking to improve your muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility? Want to know more about nutrition and overall well-being? If so, the Sports and Fitness Program is for you. Geared toward participants with developmental disabilities, Sports and Fitness teaches basic skills in a variety of team and individual sports. There are three 8-week sessions during the year in two locations in the county. Come on out, play a new sport, practice an old favorite, and stay healthy. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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Weekenders’ Social Club

Ages: 18+

Created for people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, this social program promotes personal success and the development of social skills. Participants plan their own leisure outings, make use of the leisure resources and opportunities in the community, and meet new friends. Weekenders Social Club meets in Springfield and Vienna in Fairfax County. Transportation to and from the meeting site is not provided, but transportation is available from the meeting site to the program activity. E-mail Questions or Comments, or for more information call 703-324-5532, TTY 711.

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S.P.A.R.C.

Ages: 22+

SPecially Adapted Resource Clubs is a unique model supporting adults with life-long disabilities in a community-based setting. S.P.A.R.C. is a clubhouse model program focused on accessibility and adaptations for adults with physical disabilities. This non-profit organization partnered with our Therapeutic Recreation Services to give participants the opportunity to self-direct choices in the club. Participants may choose between the accessible stations, perform daily jobs in the club, contribute to club entrepreneurship projects, participate in the guided group activities, join in community outings, and enjoy music and art therapy. S.P.A.R.C. is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Reston. For more information, call 703-338-6185, TTY 711 or visit www.sparcontheweb.org. E-mail Questions or Comments,.

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