Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Recreation Therapy

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic recreation recognizes that leisure, recreation, and play are integral components to quality of life. Holistic health can be achieved by exploring opportunities for personal growth and development, meeting and helping others, building self-confidence, and developing a sense of belonging and purpose.

Therapeutic recreation services are provided to patients in the Geriatric, Palliative Care, Rehabilitation, Medical, and Surgical units. As members of the health care team, Recreation Therapists provide support to individuals as they strive to improve quality of life through meaningful leisure and recreation programs. Individual and group programs are developed by Recreation Therapists to help achieve these goals. Programs include art expression, live entertainment, cooking and baking, gardening, exercise, games and Montessori programs.  

 Services are available Monday to Friday during regular business hours. We encourage family and friends to participate with their loved ones.

Volunteer support is appreciated and valued. We are always interested in hearing from those who wish to share their time and talents with us.

For more information, please contact our Therapeutic Recreation team:

Phone: 705-324-6111, ext. 6222