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Jan. 6, 2022

MPCC to offer therapeutic recreation opportunities  

Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., will offer the following free programs designed specifically for individuals with special needs:  

  • Fitness Fun: 10- April 25, Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Start the week by strengthening and stretching your body to stay healthy. Participants will use resistance bands, light weights and other low-impact equipment. Participants are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle and wear appropriate clothing, including athletic shoes. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided. No registration required. 13+.
  • Crafty Creations: 11-April 26, Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. This program is designed for individuals who love drawing, painting and creating. Participants will learn about different art mediums and create fun projects. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided. No registration required. 13+.
  • Adaptive PE: 12-April 27, Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of multiple sports while having a great time. Caregivers are welcome, as no personal care will be provided. No registration required. 18+.
  • Family Fridays: The last Friday of each month, Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25 and April 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The last Friday of each month is reserved for some family-friendly fun. Each month’s event will have a different theme and activities for families to participate in, such as a scavenger hunt, board games and craft and movie night. This event is designed specifically for individuals with special needs and their families. Register in person at MPCC or by calling 423-434-5749. All ages.

Therapeutic recreation programming is part of a concerted effort by Parks and Recreation to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through programming. MPCC staff member Rachel Malone is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist. She currently is leading a series of related classes and programs.

For more information, call 423-434-5749.

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