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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Fall 2012 Program Guide

September - December

Registration begins August 27, 8 AM

www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs TRS is a partnership between Roanoke County, the City of Roanoke, and the City of Salem offering recreational programs valley wide to people with disabilities.

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism


Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley Selecting programs that are right for you... The programs listed in this guide are designed to meet the needs and interests of individuals with developmental/cognitive disabilities, head injury related disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, and those who are blind or have visual impairments. If you have questions about a program or the level of functioning needed, please contact any of the TR staff listed below. Course #: The course # allows us to process your registration form more quickly and accurately. Program Fee: This is the fee that is charged for participation in that specific program. Transportation Fee: This fee is charged for programs that offer transportation. The fee is $3.00 for each round trip. Transportation is provided from home as well as the following pickup points: Brambleton Center, Goodwill Salem -Lakeside Plaza, Goodwill Vinton, & 460 Antique Mall

Therapeutic Recreation Staff TRS offices are located at: 3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke VA 24018 (540) 772-7529 ext. 2

Kari Decker, MS, CTRS Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor kdecker@roanokecountyva.gov

Kristen Gallatin, CTRS TR Program Support Specialist kgallatin@roanokecountyva.gov

TRS Support Staff Support Staff will assist as needed in all aspects of your participation in TRS programs. Duties may include: assisting with transportation, supervision, limited personal care, and activity participation. If you are interested in becoming a TRS Support Staff, please contact the TRS office.

Mission of TRS Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley provides specialized, adaptive & inclusive recreation/leisure services that empower people with disabilities to gain the knowledge and skills needed for the development of a leisure lifestyle that meets their interests and needs.

Table of Contents Wellness & Fitness ........................pg 3 Cultural Arts ..................................pg 4 Outdoors & Travel ........................pg 5 Life Skills .....................................pg 5-7 TR Staff Updates............................pg 8 Guidelines for Registration ..........pg 9 General Information ......................pg 10 Registration Form ........................pg 11 Art Show Results ..........................pg 12

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Wellness & Fitness

Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes ! Wave Walkers w e Walking in the water sounds easy, but

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you'd be surprised how great a workout it can be! In this class aquatics instructor Paige Hickey will lead us in different movements and routines using the current river at Green Ridge. After working hard, there will be time to relax in the hot tub before heading home. Participants must provide their own swim suit and towel. Water shoes are recommended, but not required to participate in the 5 week program. Program fee: $35 Transportation fee: $15 Thu Nov 8-Dec 13 (no class on Nov 22) 9:30-10:30AM #91541

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Inclusion Fitness Jazzercise Mondays

Enjoy this great general fitness class with the support of TRS staff. This class will include both people with and without disabilities. Jazzercise is a popular dance fitness program that is a fun, high energy class geared to all ages and fitness levels. Get a great workout using today’s hit music. Limited transportation is provided. Family members are encouraged to participate in these programs. Ten week program. Instructor: Cindy Bryan. Program fee: $40 Mon Sept 10-Nov 12 5:30-6:30PM #21190

Fitness Club Whether you've never been in a gym or are a regular, fitness club's individualized assistance will be sure to give you the support needed to succeed! We will have access to the cardio and adaptive equipment, weight machines and indoor track at the Green Ridge Recreation Center during this 8 week program! The first week will be an orientation on how to use the equipment, and then TRS support staff will help you reach your fitness goals each week. Join us as we get up and get moving! Program fee: $56 Transportation fee: $24 Fri Sept 28-Nov 16 10-11:30AM #21505

Bowling Ready to work on your strikes and spares? Join your friends at Lee Hi Lanes for two exciting games of bowling for 8 weeks. Please remember to eat breakfast before program, because lunch is not included. Feel free to bring snack money, if desired. Program fee: $50 Transportation fee: $24 Tue Sept 11 – Oct 30 10AM-12PM #21504

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Cultural Arts

Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes ! Art Studio ew Want to work more on your artistic N

pursuits, but don't have the space or can’t make the time to do it? Want to try something new, but don’t know where to start? Join us once a month for open art time at the Brambleton Center. Bring a project you are working on or start a new one using our supplies, it's up to you! There will be an art instructor on hand to guide you and answer any questions about techniques, mediums, and anything art related. Program fee: $35 Transportation Fee: $12 Wed Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, & Dec 12 6:30-8:30PM #21520

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who is passionately in love with language.’ -W.H. Auden. With the help of instructor Dawn Espelage, during this one day workshop, participants will work on expressing themselves through poetry, journaling, or another creative means. Please make sure to eat before coming to program. Program fee: $22 Transportation fee: $3 Sat Oct 6 1-3PM #21527

Holiday Decorating Spruce up your door with a festive fresh evergreen wreath or your table with an evergreen centerpiece. Let the natural aroma greet your guests this holiday season. Embellish with ribbons, pine cones, and berries that add seasonal sparkle, while enjoying holiday music, all at the Brambleton Center. Choose from either November 27 or 28. Program fee: $10 Transportation fee: $3 Tue Nov 27 2-3:30PM #21518 Wed Nov 28 7-8:30PM #21519 4

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degree in Art Therapy and will be facilitating and giving you the tools to express yourself in different mediums. You could be painting, sketching or sculpting- let your imagination run wild! All TRS participants are now invited to register for this program. Pickup points include Mountain House as well as home. Snacks and drinks will be provided, dinner is not included. Program fee: $20 Transportation: included Tue Oct 9-Nov 13 4-6PM #21502

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the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre not a handsome prince shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek. Program Fee: $35 Transportation Fee: $3 Wed Dec 19 7-9PM #21517


Outdoors & Travel

Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips ! Roaring Run Hike ew Roaring Run is a scenic hike located right N

Life Skills

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Out & About

Let’s go Out & About with TRS! Each month, outside of Roanoke in Eagle Rock. Take some participants will go out to eat at various area restaurants. This program is specifically time to enjoy the natural and peaceful setting of this trail with towering trees and a babbling stream designed for participants who want to work on accompanying you on this beginner 1.5 mile hike. independence and money handling skills so participants must have a concept of money and We will enjoy a box lunch from Subway before basic math. Participants will need to bring their hiking. Participants must be capable of moderate own money each program to cover the cost of physical activity. The trail is dirt packed with occasional stone/ wooden steps. Transportation is dinner and a tip. Program fee does not include meals. Participants may choose either Out & from pick up points only. About or Super Suppers each month, not both. Program fee: $17.50 Out & About meet on Mondays from 6:30-8pm. Transportation fee: included Program fee: $7 Sat Sept 22 12-3PM #21516 Transportation fee $3

Pumpkin Festival

Spend the day at Sinkland Farms in Riner, Va for their annual Pumpkin Festival. The Pumpkin Festival has something for everything, including live music, a barnyard petting zoo, an antique tractor display and much more! Included in your program fee is admission to the corn maze, a hay ride to the pumpkin field where you can choose your own pumpkin, and lunch. Program fee: $30 Transportation fee: included Sat Oct 13 11AM – 3PM #21564

Holiday Dinner & Lights Tour Enjoy dinner at Cracker Barrel before traveling to Bedford and Liberty Park to see the Holiday Lights. Be prepared to sing holiday songs during the ride! Program fee includes dinner and transportation. Dinner is from 5:30-7:00pm, then the group will travel to Liberty Park and drive through the parks displays. Choose from either December 11 or 12. Program fee: $28 Transportation fee: included Tue Dec 11 5:30-9PM #21506 Wed Dec 12 5:30-9PM #21507

Sept 17 Martin’s Downtown #21511 Martins is sure to please everyone with classics like burgers, wraps, salads, and sandwiches! Bring $10-$15 to pay for dinner. Oct 15 Red Lobster #21512 Treat yourself to some delicious seafood, as we head to Red Lobster. Menu items include various fish, shellfish, and steak dishes. Bring $15-$20 to pay for dinner. Nov 19 McAlister’s #21513 McAlister’s s Deli offers over 100 made-to-order sandwiches, spuds, and salads along with their famous McAlister's Sweet Tea. Bring $8-$12 to pay for dinner. Dec 17 Buffalo Wild Wings #21514 At Buffalo Wild Wings Valley View, try the wings in one of their 20 sauces or a specialty burger or salad. Bring $8-$12 to pay for dinner.

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Life Skills

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Movie Club Hang out with your friends and watch a new release each month at Carmike 10, Tanglewood. You will have a choice between two preselected movies to watch. Bring your own money for concessions if desired. Routes for Movie Club will be mailed out the Wednesday before the program. If you want a popcorn bucket, you will need to purchase a 2012 bucket for $15 that can be refilled for $2.50. Movie Clubs meet on Mondays from ~6:30-9 depending on movie choices. Program fee includes movie ticket and supervision. Program fee: $11.50 Transportation fee: $3 Mon 6:30-9:30PM Sept 24 #21508 Oct 22 #21509 Nov 26 #21510

Wednesday Adventurers Explore fun activities, new places, delicious food and exciting exercises with Wednesday Adventurers! In this 6 week program, activities will include a visit to Mill Mountain Zoo, the Roanoke Times, and the Christmas Tree display at the Hotel Roanoke. Other activities will include a Halloween party, crafts, and cooking. Activity information will be distributed weekly to all registered participants, highlighting the next week’s activity, transportation, dates, and times. Program fees include all materials, supplies, admission, and lunches. Payment Plans are available. Contact Kristen Gallatin for more information on specific activities and transportation availability. Program fee now includes transportation! Program fee: $85 Transportation fee: included Wed Oct 24-Nov 28 10AM-2PM #21529

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"Eat this, not that!" Nutrition Class In this three week program you will learn how easy and delicious healthy eating can be! Throughout the course you will learn why it is important to eat healthy, how to choose healthier options when going out to eat, and how to substitute healthy ingredients into cooking and baking. Each week you will help in a demonstration of how to make a healthy recipe. Participants will get to taste test the recipes, but please remember to eat lunch before coming to program. Program fee: $24 Transportation fee: $9 Mon Oct 29-Nov 12 1:30-3:30PM #21528

Mingle Mingle is designed for young adults with disabilities, ages 18-30. Participate in socialization, recreation, and leisure activities at the Brambleton Center and wellness activities at Green Ridge Recreation Center. As a member of Mingle, you will work with other group members in planning monthly outings in the Roanoke Valley. Mingle will meet Tuesday or Thursday nights from 7-9 pm (You may register for one night, not both). Both groups will meet one Saturday each semester for ‘Social Saturday’. This is an opportunity for the Tuesday and Thursday night groups to meet and socialize. To become a member, you must be able to follow two step directions, be independent in your personal care, have the ability to care for your own belongings, and self-administer your medications. Contact Kristen Gallatin to determine eligibility. Transportation is not provided. 7-9pm from September to December. Program fee: $32.50 Thu Sept 6-Dec 13 #20799


Life Skills

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Super Suppers Join your friends as we explore a local restaurant each month, experiencing different cuisines and atmospheres sure to please the palette. Super Suppers is designed to help participants with ordering from a menu and working within a given budget, while enjoying a night out with friends. No money handling skills are needed. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. Super Supper meets on Fridays from 6:30-8:30. Program fees vary according to restaurant. Transportation fee is $3 per month. Sept 28 Bellacino’s $14.50 #21498 Bellacino's offers delicious Italian style cuisine, at an affordable price. Menu items include grinders, pizza, and pasta. Oct 26 The Great 611 Company $16 #21499 The place to go in Roanoke, for great steaks, chops, seafood, chicken and Roanoke's Best Salad Bar! Nov 30 Homeplace $20 #21500 Nestled in the mountains of Catawba, join us for a family style meal with all your favorite side and desserts! Dec 21 Kabuki $25 #21501 Dinner and a show are in store as we visit Kabuki a traditional Japanese Steakhouse. Chefs will

prepare your dinner right before your eyes.

Harry Potter Saturdays Calling all Muggles...Quidditch is coming to Roanoke! Roanoke County Parks and Recreation will be hosting the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Quidditch Tournament at Green Hill Park. Quidditch, an up and coming sport based off of the fictional game played in the Harry Potter series, combines soccer, rugby and dodgeball into a game that is both fast-paced and entertaining. On Saturday, October 27th participants will meet at the Brambleton Center to drink Butterbeer and snack on Pumpkin Pasties while making a 'Muggle' T-shirt, playing Harry Potter trivia games, and doing many more fun Harry Potter activities. The second Saturday the group will be going to Green Hill Park to watch the Quidditch Tournament live! Program fee: $34 Transportation fee: included Sat Oct 27& TBA 2-5PM #21565

Leisure Seekers Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly activities for Fall will include a trip to walk a Labrynith, a local park clean up, and a mosaic class. Fall favorites like a Halloween party, Holiday Shopping at the mall, and a fitness night at Green Ridge will round out the remaining weeks. Activity information will be distributed weekly for this 6 week program. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Program fee: $65 Transportation fee: included Thu Sept 27-Nov 1 6:30-8:30PM #21530

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Thank Yous to TRS Staff A Message from Brittany... It is with a sad heart that I write to the participants, families, and friends of TRS. As you know, as of August, I will be moving back to Pennsylvania to pursue a Masters degree in Art Therapy, a goal that has come about through working with TRS participants. I can truly say that the past four years have been some of the most exciting in my life. TRS & the Roanoke community welcomed me in as a new professional, fresh out of college, and quickly showed this Northern girl what Southern hospitality is all about. From the beginning I knew leaving Roanoke would be a hard thing to do. To the participants that made this the best first job a person could ask for, it is your smiles, stories, and excitement that I will miss the most. When I had the opportunity to attend programs and see you all try new things, socialize with friends, or reach a goal, that was what made my week. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to work with you all on some great programs throughout the years. You have had a great impact on my life and you will not be forgotten. To Kari, Kristen & all of our wonderful TRS Support Staff, I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the wonderful support and guidance you all have given me along the way. You all had a hand in forming the professional that I have become. Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and dedication. I do not plan on being a stranger to the Roanoke Valley, so keep an eye out for me at programs and most importantly, keep having fun!

TRS Summer Interns TRS had two great interns this summer from Radford University. Jason Burris and Sarah Bingham have been an outstanding addition to the TRS team. Thanks for all the great work. Jason has worked programs like Greenway Group, Mingle, and Roanoke River Day. Jason will continue on with TRS until he passes his NCTRC certification exam, so be sure to thank him for all his hard work when you see him this fall.

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Sarah has worked programs like Leisure Seekers, Chapter Chat, and Mountain Getaway. Upon completion of her internship Sarah will be traveling to China to teach for a year. We wish her the best of luck.


Guidelines for Registration Registration

Registration is taken via telephone, email, postal mail to the TRS main office, or in person at the Brambleton Center. Mail-in and email registrations will be processed the morning of registration in the order in which they were received, and may be submitted prior to registration date. Registration begins:

8:00 AM, Monday August 27, 2012

Transportation

Participants are asked to provide their own transportation, as County provided transportation is available on a very limited basis. Space will be available until filled. It is TRS policy to only wait five (5) minutes for a participant after their scheduled pickup time. After that, the van will continue on the route. If a participant is a “no show” without prior notification three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. When meeting at pick-up points, if a participant’s transportation is more than five (5) minutes late for pick up/drop off time, three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. If a participant is removed from transportation, they will receive a refund for those fees. Based upon registrations, activities may be moved to an alternate location to help facilitate transportation needs.

High Demand Classes & Wait Lists

Sometimes programs may fill before the registration session concludes. TRS considers these next to the title. If a class fills, “High Demand” classes. “High Demand” classes are marked with a the participant will automatically be placed on a wait list. Participants will be contacted if placed on the wait list and a space becomes available.

Refunds & Credits

In the event that TRS cancels a class, participants will automatically receive a full credit to their account. Credits will be carried on the account and can be used toward future courses and activities. If a participant would like a refund, notify TRS and a refund will be processed within three weeks if the amount is over $25. Credit amounts under $25 will remain on accounts for future use. If a participant must withdraw from a course, they must be withdrawn before the class begins. A participant will receive a refund if another TRS participant can fill your spot. Credits for trips or special events (such as theatre productions where tickets are purchased in advance) cannot be given after tickets are purchased unless your place can be filled.

Guidelines for Inclusion: For participation in general recreation classes, with assistance from TRS staff, a participant must: • Meet registration requirements of the selected class, ie. age, residency, prerequisites. • Be able to adhere to the rules of conduct. • Be able to follow simple directions and be able to communicate your basic needs. • Have the ability to tolerate and function in appropriate class sizes based on type of program. • Be able to participate in the selected activity for the majority of the scheduled time.

* All accommodation requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. * Transportation is not provided for Inclusion Services.

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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley General Information Payment Options

Payments must accompany registration and may be made by cash, check, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) or money order; made payable to: Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. If mailing a check, call to confirm your balance before you mail in your registration. Registration is not considered complete until class fee is received.

Co-Sponsors Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is proud to partner with the Roanoke Parks & Recreation and Salem Parks & Recreation to provide services for city residents through valley wide TRS programs.

Financial Assistance:

Rec Bucks is a program which will provide a waiver or reduction of fees to residents who have demonstrated financial need.

Accessible Formats:

TRS program information is available in accessible formats that meet individual needs. Information is available in Braille, large print, elementary formats and other formats upon request. Call 772-7529 for more information on this award winning service.

TRS is going Green!

*Help TRS save some trees and some green. If you are willing to only receive an electronic copy of the TRS brochure, circle YES on the registration form on page 11 when you send it in, or contact Kari Decker at kdecker@ roanokecountyva.gov. We appreciate your dedication to our services!

Inclement Weather:

Thank You for all you do for TRS:

TRS Google Calendar now available:

Underdog Bikes O’Winston Link Museum June Bug Center

Participants will be contacted should weather conditions postpone and/or cancel scheduled TRS classes or events. Please refer to our refund/ credit policy on page 9 for details. Please call TRS at 540-772-7529 ext. 2 if you have weather related questions.

TRS now has a Google Calendar located on the TRS home web page. If you already use Google Calendars you can export ours so you have all the semester program information you need at your fingertips! Use the print option to hang a hard copy in your home. Get organized & get involved! www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs 10


Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Program Registration Form Name:________________________________________ Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Phone: (home)_____________________ Other/Cell: __________________ Address:___________________________City: _________________Zip:____________ Email Address: ____________________________________ *Email Guide: Yes Residency: (circle) Roanoke County Roanoke City Salem Other:____________ Do you give permission for an exchange of information between TRS and Participant’s Caseworker? Yes No Name of Caseworker:_______________________________ Phone:_______________________

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Transportation Information

I will provide my own transportation: Yes I need County provided transportation from: Pick Up Point: Brambleton Center Goodwill Vinton Home I need wheelchair accessible transportation

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Winners of the 1st Annual TRS Art Show and Competition Thank you to all who attended this event and voted for our amazing TRS artists. 23 artists submitted pieces to be display at the Brambleton Center through the month of July. Approximately 100 people attended the opening reception, raising over $100 to support future Cultural Arts programs. TRS is proud of all who participated and displayed their drawings, paintings, mosaics, photos, poems, multi media pieces, and pottery.

TRS is excited to announce the top three winners: 1st Place - Linda P 2nd Place - Susan W 3rd Place - Bonnie D TRS is proud of all the artists who participated in the Art Show.

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