The Adult Recreational Program aims to provide support with the fundamentals of living a balanced and fulfilled life. Participants learn about and practice self-advocacy, social etiquette, impulse control, personal hygiene, and personal safety along with household management skills such as basic housekeeping, shopping, and laundry. The program provides focused and detailed skill practice in areas such as reading, writing, math, science and academic areas. The Recreation Program provides movement, fun, learning, and a sense of accomplishment. Our participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational activities such as art and creative expression, music, wood working, winter and summer sports, yoga classes, and hiking.
The Recreation Program also provides opportunities for community engagement and inclusion through service and integration such as volunteering at the Fish Food Bank and other local businesses or outings to parks to provide riverside garbage clean-up. The program regularly engages in enriching outings such as attending art classes at Gallery One, exploring the Yakima Trampoline Park and Ellensburg Racquet and Recreational Center, adventuring on annual optional trips to Seattle, and visiting surrounding libraries, parks, museums and other local community activities and events.
All of these activities help our participants develop and strengthen social and life skills used to make community connections, encourage engagement with their peers and their environments, increase independence, and promote the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of our participants.
The Adult Recreational Program is accessible through private pay or Respite in the Community funds. If you or someone you know is interested in attending or have any questions regarding our recreational services please contact our Program Director, Heather Odenthal, at firstname.lastname@example.org