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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Spring 2011 Program Guide

March - June Registration begins March 7th, 8:00 am

Roanoke

County

http://tinyurl.com/valleytrs

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 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.

Therapeutic Recreation Staff Kari Decker, MS, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor TRIPs, ACE 540-772-7529 ext 228 kdecker@roanokecountyva.gov

Brittany Figdore, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Programmer EXCEL 540-772-7529 ext 226 bfigdore@roanokecountyva.gov

Kristen Russell TR Program Support Specialist Mingle

540-772-7529 ext 227 krussell@roanokecountyva.gov TRS Support Staff

Support Staff will assist as needed in all aspects of your participation in TRS programs. Support staff 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. 2

Mission of TRS Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley provides specialized, adapted & 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 All Populations............................ ....pg 3-5 TRIPs .............................................pg 5 EXCEL ...........................................pg 6-7 Valentines Dance Rcognitions...........pg 7 TRS News........... ...................... .....pg 8 Guidelines for Registration ..............pg 9 General Information .......................pg 10 Registration Form ...........................pg 11


All Pops: Programs for All TRS participants, ages 18+

Bowling Ready to work on your strikes and spares? Bowling is back and now eight weeks long! Join us at Lee Hi Lanes for two exciting games with friends. 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 Mar 22 - May 10 10:00 am - 12:00 pm # 18098

N.C. Zoo Trip Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! These are just some of the animals you will see at the N.C. Zoo. Join TRS as we take the day and travel by Abbott bus to Ashboro, North Carolina. This is a full day trip; the Abbott bus will depart the Brambleton Center at 8:30 am and will return at ~ 10 pm. TRS will provide transportation from pick-up points to the Brambleton Center. Participants must be independent in medication administration and personal care, and be able to walk for 30 minutes. Program fee includes transportation, admission to the zoo and a Subway boxed lunch. Participants will need to bring money for a fast food dinner on the way home and any additional snacks or souvenirs at the zoo. Program fee: $60 Wed Apr 13 8:30 am - 10:00 pm #18065

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family members, siblings, case workers, and care providers. Swim, play basketball, or check out the Activity Room. Parents, case workers, and care providers are encouraged to come to network with each other and socialize while participants enjoy planned activities. Talk with TRS staff about questions, suggestions, idea, and services available through TRS. Parents and care providers are free. Light refreshment will be provided. Contact Kari with any questions at 772-7529 ext 228. Transportation is not provided for this program. Program fee: $5-participants Fri Jun 03 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm #18103

Fitness Club Whether you want to lose some weight or just become more active, Fitness Club is sure to get you moving! Join us as we use all the equipment and walking track at the Green Ridge Recreation Center! The first week will be an orientation on how to use the equipment, then TRS support staff will help you reach your fitness goals each week. So, get up and get moving! Program fee: $56 Transportation fee: $24 Fri Apr 15 - Jun 03 10:00 am - 11:30 am #18057

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All Pops: Programs for all TRS participants, ages 18+ ! Scrapbooking w e Do you have lots of photographs,

Picture This! Urban Photography Spring is full of blooming flowers, buzzing insects, and green landscapes; the perfect time for photography! We will take our photography program into local parks to capture their natural beauty. Participants will have the opportunity to take pictures each week using the techniques taught by Leah Gardner from the O. Winston Link Museum. Participants must be able to walk for 30 minutes at a time. Digital cameras will be provided to use for this program or bring your own. At the end of class, your best photo will be framed. Program fee: $18 Transportation fee: $21 Thu May 26 – Apr 14 10:00 am - 11:30 am #18058

Out & About Let’s go Out & About with TRS! Each month, participants will go out to eat at various area restaurants. This program is specifically designed for participants who want to work on independence and money handling skills, so participants will need to bring their own money each program to cover the cost of dinner and a tip. Program fee does not include meals. Participants may choose either Out & About or Friday Night’s Out each month, not both. Program fee: $7/per month Transportation fee: $3/ per month Mon 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Mar 21 Cheddars #18101 Apr 18 Frank’s #18102 May 16 Texas Steakhouse #18100

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ticket stubs, and postcards lying around but nowhere to display them? If so, then this is the class for you! Come and create your very own scrapbook with all the necessary supplies provided. Program fee includes a scrapbook, page protectors, paper, stickers, stamps, embellishments and more. You do not need to bring any photos or mementos with you; however, you may do so if you would like. An Italian lunch from Grace’s Place will be provided. Program fee: $30 Transportation fee: $3 Sat May 21 11:00 am - 2:00 pm #18104

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 meets weekly from 7-9 pm. Mingle meets one Saturday each month for ‘Social Saturday’. This is an opportunity for the Tuesday and Wednesday 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 Russell at 772-7529 ext 227 to determine eligibility. Program fee is $55 for January-May. Transportation is not provided, but we will work with you to find a carpool ride. Program fee: $55 Wed Jan 12 – May 25 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm #17456


All Pops: Programs for all TRS participants, ages 18+ ! Ladies Night In w e Oh yes it’s Ladies Night Friday, April 8, N

2011! This is your chance to get pampered, learn a quick and easy recipe while enjoying a classic movie. You will get and give manicures and facials to others and/or yourself. When you are not getting pampered you can make a delicious personal pizza the way you like it. While all that is going on a movie will be playing. Why not come and enjoy fun, food, and fabulousness with some friends! Program fee: $9.50 includes supplies and meal. Transportation fee $3 Fri April 8 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm #18363

Movie Club Movie Club has moved to Monday Nights. Hang out with your friends and watch a new release each month at Carmike 10, Tanglewood. Movies will be preselected and you will need to bring your own money for concessions. Routes for Movie Club will be mailed out the Wednesday before the meeting. Purchase a 2011 popcorn bucket for $15 and bring it back for $2.50 refills each month. Program fee includes movie ticket and supervision. Program fee: $11.50/ per month Transportation fee: $3/per month Mon 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm April 25 #18094 May 23 #18095 Jun 27 #18096

TRIPs: (Therapeutic Recreation Incentive Program) TRIPs programs are available to current Mountain House members or former Mountain House members who are still clients of Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare, ages 18+.

Valley Ventures Valley Ventures are social and recreational activities throughout the community. Please contact Kari Decker at 772-7529 ext. 228 for more information. Routes will be mailed out monthly with programspecific information and transportation times. Program fee includes all admissions and transportation. Saturday Mar 26 Hollins Univ. Lacrosse Game & Dinner 1:00 - 5:00 pm #18231 Enjoy one of the oldest games in America, and cheer on the Hollins Women’s Lacrosse team. After the game, enjoy an early dinner of wonderful seafood at the Harbor Inn. Apr 30 Roanoke River Greenway 12:30 - 3:30 pm #18233 The new greenway is finished and beautiful as it runs along the river. Enjoy a picnic lunch and a peaceful stroll along this paved trail. May 07 Chili Cook-Off & Strawberry Festival 11:30 am - 2:30 pm #18234 The annual Chili Cook-Off and Strawberry Festival are one of Roanoke’s favorite festivals. Enjoy local music, crafts, and great food at Elmwood Park. Chili & strawberry dessert are included in the registration fee. You must bring your own money for crafts. 5


EXCEL:(EXciting Community Experiences through Leisure) Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, ages 18+

Wednesday Adult Activity Program

Thursday Adult Activity Program

Wednesday Adult Activity Program is now six weeks long! It will continue to include a morning health component, lunch, and an exciting afternoon activity. Spring activities will include: three community trips to the Salem Fishing Rodeo, the Science Museum, and the Putt-Putt Fun Center. Other activities will include swimming at Green Ridge, a fun seasonal craft, and a laid back game day. Activity information will be distributed weekly to all registered participants, highlighting the next week’s activity, transportation, dates, and times. Activities are subject to change. Program fees include all materials, supplies, admission, and lunches. Payment Plans are available. Contact Kristen Russell at 772-7529 ext 227 for more information on specific activities and transportation availability. Program fee: $78 Transportation fee: $18 for 6 weeks/ $9 for trips only Wed Apr 27 - May 25 10:00 am - 2:00 pm #18097

Thursday Adult Activity Program is now six weeks long! Now including three community trips to: Glazed Bisque-It, Mill Mountain Science Center and Garst Mill Park. Other activities will include a Cinco de Mayo party, fitness night at Green Ridge Rec. Center, and healthy dessert cooking class. Activity information will be distributed weekly to all registered participants, highlighting the next week’s activity, transportation, dates, and times. Activities are subject to change. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Call Brittany Figdore at 772-7529 ext 226 for more information on specific activities and transportation. Program fee: $55 Transportation fee: $18 for 6 weeks/ $9 for trips only Thu Apr 21 – May 26 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm #18022

Virginia Tech Spring Football Game Time to put on your orange and maroon as we head to Lane Stadium for the Spring Game! Join us for tailgating and lawn games before we see the VT Offense take on the Defense. Lunch will be provided during tailgating, but participants may bring additional money for concessions and souvenirs during the game. Transportation will be provided from pickup points only. Program fee: $32 Transportation fee: Included Sat Apr 23 11:00 am - 4:30 pm #18047

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EXCEL:(EXciting Community Experiences through Leisure) Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities, ages 18+

Friday Nights Out If you are looking for a relaxed evening with good friends & good food, then this is the program for you! Don’t worry about bringing money; the program fee includes your meal, drink, tax, and tip. This spring, visit Outback Steakhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings- Tanglewood, and The Roanoker. Participants may choose either Out & About or Friday Night’s Out each month, not both. Program fee: see below Transportation fee: $3/per month Fri 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Mar 25 Outback Steakhouse $22 #18052 Apr 29 Buffalo Wild Wings $17 #18053 May 27 The Roanoker $16 #18054

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after hours and catch a movie at the same time! Participants will get to swim and watch a special showing of ‘Toy Story 3’ on a big screen. Snacks will be available for purchase with cash only. This special event will be in conjuction with Green Ridge Recreation Centers Splash In Movie for the general public. Program fee: $8 Transportation fee: $3 Sat Apr 16 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm #18069

The 26th Annual Valentines Dance was a huge success thanks to your support!

Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Roanoke Jr. Women’s Club Insufficient Funds St. Elizabeth’s Church Aztec Rental Elizabeth Arden Lee Hartman & Sons Wal-Mart Olive Garden Viva La Cupcake Grandin Theatre Sam’s Club Kroger

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Thank you! TRS & our participants would like to extend a very special thanks to Misty Meadows Produce on Brambleton Ave. for donating all of the greenery used for the Evergreen Wreath Classes in December.

We’ll Miss You! Kenna Bayer joined TRS in Spring 2009 after retiring from her full time job. She was a regular face at programs like yoga, fitness club, and book club. Kenna will now be fully retired and use this new found free time to travel and participate in her favorite exercise classes. While Fall was the last semester for Kenna as a TRS Support Staff, she will still be joining us as a volunteer! Thank you for all your hard work, positive energy, and great ideas. ~Kari, Brittany & Kristen

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Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for your support & participation in TRS programs throughout the Fall and Winter semesters: Kimberly Lowe- Water Zumba Instructor


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, March 7, 2011

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 & Waitlists

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 waitlist. Participants will be contacted if placed on the waitlist and a space becomes available. If a participant is interested in taking a class offered for another population group, the participant will initially be placed on the waitlist for that class in order to give that population sufficient time to register. Before the class starts, the waitlist will be reviewed for proper placement of non-population group participants. The participant will be contacted if space becomes available.

Refunds & Credits

In the event that Roanoke County cancels a class, participants will automatically recieive 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 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 & be able to communicate your basic needs. • Have the ability to tolerate & 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.

Financial Assistance:

Rec Bucks is a program which will provide a waiver or reduction of fees to residents who have demonstrated financial need. TRS Scholarships have been donated by various groups to cover the registration fee for programs. To qualify, your income must be greater than the requirements for RecBucks. The TRS Scholarship amount will depend upon the amount of funds available in the account, and awarded in $25 increments with a limit of $125. For more information on both programs, contact the TRS office.

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.

Co-Sponsors Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is proud to partner with the City of Roanoke Department of Parks & Recreation to provide services for city residents through valleywide TRS programs. TRS of the Roanoke Valley is a contractual service provider for Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare. Through this agreement, we are able to offer services through the TRIPs & EXCEL programs. If you are interested in donating to the TRS Scholarship program, to help adults with disabilities in the Roanoke Valley continue to participate in their choice of recreational programs, please contact Kari Decker at (540) 772-7529 ext 228 or kdecker@roanokecountyva. gov.

Inclement Weather:

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 IS GOING GREEN*

Help TRS save some trees and some green! If you are willing to only recieve 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! 10


Therapeutic Recreation Services Spring 2011 Program Registration Form Name:________________________________________ Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Phone: (home)__________________(work)________________(other)_____________ Address:____________________________________________Zip:________________ Residency: (circle) Roanoke County Roanoke City Salem Other:____________ Are you a client of Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare? Yes No Do you give permission for an exchange of information between TRS & BRBH? Yes No Name of Caseworker:_______________________________ Phone:____________________ *Electronic copy of brochure only: YES NO Email address :

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Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation Center

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! TR Forum w e Enjoy a night at Green Ridge with Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my! These are N friends, family members, siblings, case just some of the animals you will see at the N.C. Zoo. Join TRS as we take the day and travel by workers, and care providers. Swim, play basketball, or check out the Activity Room. Abbott bus to Ashboro, North Carolina. This is Parents, case workers, and care providers are a full day trip; the Abbott bus will depart the encouraged to come to network with each Brambleton Center at 8:30 am and will return other and socialize while participants enjoy at ~ 10 pm. TRS will provide transportation planned activities. Talk with TRS staff about from pick-up points to the Brambleton questions, suggestions, idea, and services Center. Participants must be independent in available through TRS. Parents and care medication administration and personal care, providers are free. Light refreshment will be and be able to walk for 30 minutes. Program provided. Contact Kari with any questions fee includes transportation, admission to the at 772-7529 ext 228. Transportation is not zoo and a Subway boxed lunch. Participants will need to bring money for a fast food dinner provided for this program. on the way home and any additional snacks or Program fee: $5-participants Fri Jun 03 souvenirs at the zoo. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm #18103 Program fee: $60 Wed Apr 13 8:30 am - 10:00 pm # 18065

N.C. Zoo Trip

Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley 3738 Brambleton Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24018 (540) 772-7529 FIRST CLASS U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #78 ROANOKE VA 3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

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Spring 2011 Therapeutic Recreation Services Program Guide