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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the ROanoke Valley

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March - May Registration begins March 11, 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.

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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 Therapeutic Recreation Programmer kgallatin@roanokecountyva.gov

Amy Minucie, MS, PES

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 Outdoors & Travel ........................pg 3 Wellness & Fitness ........................pg 4 Cultural Arts ..................................pg 5

TR Program Support Specialist Aminucie@roanokecountyva.gov

Life Skills .....................................pg 5-7

TRS Support Staff

Guidelines for Registration ..........pg 9

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.

General Information ......................pg 10

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TR Staff Updates............................pg 8

Registration Form ........................pg 11 All American Trip .........................pg 12


Outdoors & Travel

Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips

All AmericanTrip, Washington, DC

This is your chance to visit our nation's capitol and experience the history and culture that built the United States you know today. During this 3 day, 2 night trip, you will get to tour the monuments as they glow to life in the evening, tour the White House where Mr. President himself lives, and visit the Smithsonian and the National Zoo. To add to those adventures, you will get to watch a live Major League Baseball game as the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves. Hotel accomodations will be at the Hampton Inn, located in the heart of D.C. Participants must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time, as well as be independent in taking medications and personal care. A $100 deposit must be made at the time of registration. The remainder of the balance is due by August 12. Mon, Tue, Wed 16 - 18 Sep #22560 $400.00

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w Enjoy a beautiful spring morning from a Join us at Camp Roanoke for a fun day of Ne climbing at the outdoor climbing wall. Climbing different perspective, the water! Before it gets too is a great way to get exercise while having fun and hot, we will take this chance to enjoy a day canoeing enjoying the spring weather. All equipment will be at Camp Roanoke, lead by Charlie Beisecker. We will provided. A Subway lunch is included in your activity arrive at camp and have a safety lesson before hitting fee. the water. Please dress in clothing appropriate for Program fee: $23 outdoor activities. Transportation fee: $3 Program fee:$17.50 Sat 13 Apr 10am - 12pm #22578 Transportation fee:$3 Sat 11 May 9:30 - 11:30am #22575

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Virginia Tech Football 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. Since we will be traveling, transportation will be provided from pick-up points only. Program fee:$28 Transportation: Included Sat 20 Apr 1 - 6pm #22534 3


Wellness & Fitness

Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes

w! Couch 2 5K e N Our 'Couch to 5K' 9-week program is modeled for individuals of ALL activity levels. Our goal is to complete (whether by walking, jogging, or running) a 3.1 mile race in May. We will be meeting one day a week for 8 weeks on the Greenway and giving at-home workouts for two additional days during the week. The walking/running program is very structured and your success is based on what you put in. This program is open to parents, caregivers, caseworkers, and nurses of participants at program fee, which is half the cost of other C25K programs in the area. Come join us as we get in shape as a TRS family and complete the 'Gallop 4 the Greenway 5K' on May 11th, followed by a post-race party! Registration for the race is included in program fee. Program fee: $50 Transportation fee: $27 Sat 16 Mar - 11 May 5 - 6pm #22699

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Hip Hop Dance

This 5-week dance class is designed around today's hit hip-hop dance moves and songs. Join us at the Brambleton Center as we make exercise fun and dance our way to a healthy lifestyle! Participants of all abilities are encouraged to try the Hip Hop Dance class. Program fee: $30 Transportation fee: $15 Mon 22 Apr - 20 May 1:30 - 2:30pm #22697

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Hydro Fit w! In this new Therapeutic e N Recreation aquatics class, you will get a total body workout without putting a lot of stress on your joints and muscles. Hydro Fit is a medium intensity exercise program that includes strength training exercises and short intervals of cardio training. A variety of water fitness equipment will be provided for you to utilize during program. Program fee: $35 Transportation fee: $15 Thu 11 Apr - 9 May 10 - 11am

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Bowling Ready to work on your strikes and spares? Join us at Lee Hi Lanes for two exciting games of bowling with friends for 8 weeks. Please remember to eat breakfast before program, because lunch is not included in this program. Feel free to bring snack money, if desired. Program fee: $50 Transportation fee: $24 Tue 26 Mar - 14 May 10am - 12pm #22527

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 at 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 12 Apr - 31 May 10 - 11:30am #22694


Cultural Arts

Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes

Expressions with Gwyn Create with Gwyn Hall; Gwyn has a 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 fee: Included Tue 9 Apr - 14 May 4 - 6pm #22693

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Marvelous Wonderettes

Enjoy a day at the Mill Mountain Theatre Ne where we will be seeing 'The Marvelous Wonderettes'. This off-Broadway musical features pop songs from the 1950's and 60's while telling the story of Cindy Lou and her high school song leader friends. After the show, we will have a chance to meet the actors and take a mini-tour of the backstage area! Be prepared for laughter, tears, and lots of action as we enjoy a day at the newly renovated Mill Mountain Theatre with friends and actors alike. Program Fee: $38 Transportation included Sat 27 Apr 2 - 5pm #22700

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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. Super Supper meets on Fridays from 6:30-8:30pm. Program fees vary according to restaurant. See below for restaurants and descriptions. Transportation Fee: $3/ per month Harbor Inn - offers a wide variety of seafood entrees including shrimp, scallops, tuna, tilapia, and oysters. They have salad, soup, vegetables, hush puppies, and fries as side options. Program fee: $17 29 Mar #22689 Taipei - offers American styles and traditional Chinese dishes. Enjoy an egg roll, soup, and your choice of chicken, shrimp, pork, or beef. Program fee: $16.50 26 Apr #22690 Chaba - is a Thai restaurant with various dishes including Curry, Pad Thai, noodles and rice variations. They also offer a wide range of appetizers and desserts. Program fee: $18 31 May #22691

This spring, we will explore the principles and techniques used to create stunning images with a digital camera. Participants will have the opportunity to take photographs each week using the techniques taught by Shannon Luger, from the O. Winston Link Museum. 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 and displayed. Program fee: $21 Transportation fee: $21 Thu 16 May - 27 Jun 9:30 - 11:30am #22532 5


Life Skills

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

w! Animal Education Series e In this three-week program, you will learn about N different animals, training, eating, and how to care for them. You will get up close and personal with opossums, Red-tailed Hawks, cows, chickens, and other wildlife and farm animals. Each presentation will include a chance to make and collect items to donate to the animals and presenters. Specific activity information will be distributed a week before program. Program fee covers all entry fees and donations. Program Fee: $40 Transportation Fee: $9 Sat 30 Mar, 4 May, 1 Jun 2 - 4pm #22692

Movie Club Movie Club is now on Saturday afternoons. Choose from two of the latest movies and enjoy a great Saturday. If you want a popcorn bucket, you will need to purchase a 2013 bucket for $15 that can be refilled for $2.50. Movie Clubs meet on Saturdays from ~4-5:30 depending on movie choices. Program fee includes movie ticket and supervision. Movie Club Routes will no longer be mailed. If you have an email, you can choose to receive an E-Route. All other participants will receive a phone call on Wednesday with their pick-up time and movie choices. Program fee: $7.50 Transportation fee: $3 13 Apr #22537 11 May #22538 08 Jun #22539

Upcycling Upcycling is the process of converting old materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality and new purpose. Participants will get to go to Goodwill and choose a creative object to use as a flower planter. This could be an old boot, tea kettle, or light fixture; whatever suits your fancy! We will then decorate and repurpose our objects at the Brambleton Center and plant beautiful spring flowers in them. Pizza from Domino's is included in your program fee. Program fee: $15.50. Transportation fee: $3.00. Sat 8 Jun 11am - 1:30pm #22533 6

Dinner Dates In this fun new program, we will meet at the Brambleton Center for a dinner date with friends! Participants will learn and practice all the necessary skills needed to prepare a meal for friends and family at home. Each month, participants will take part in all aspects of the meal preparation, such as setting the table, preparing and cooking the food, and cleaning up afterwards. This program is designed for participants who want to practice the skills they learn at home and have access to a kitchen. Dinner Dates are on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm. Program fee: $10 Transportation fee: $3 17 Apr Chicken Alfredo #22541 15 May Gourmet Grilled Cheese #22542

Leisure Seekers Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly activities for Spring will include a fitness night at Green Ridge, a trip to the Library, craft night, and a picnic in the park. Activity information will be distributed weekly at this 6 week program. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Program fee: $65 Transportation fee: Included Thu 25 Apr - 30 May 6:30 - 8:30pm #22696


Life Skills

Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Wednesday Adventurers

"TR Idol" Karaoke Party

Explore fun activities, new places, delicious food and exciting exercises with Wednesday Adventurers! 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 for this 6-week program. Payment Plans are available. Contact Kristen Gallatin for more information on specific activities and transportation availability. Program fee now includes transportation. Program fee: $85 Tranportation fee: Included 10 Apr - 15 May 10am - 2pm #22536

Get ready to sing like a rockstar and join us for our second annual 'TR Idol' Karaoke night! Participants can choose from hundreds of songs to sing, from classic rock to golden oldies and today's top pop and country hits. We will have pizza and drinks for everyone to enjoy while listening to friends sing their favorite songs. Participants that are not interested in singing are still encouraged to sign up. Program fee: $12 Transportation fee: $3. Fri 24 May 6:30 - 8:30pm #22540

Mingle Monday Night Avengers

w! e This new program is for adults ages N 31+ who are looking to meet new people and create friendships while having fun and fostering independence. All activities will be planned by the group and may include things like bowling, eating out, arts & crafts, or wellness & fitness activities. The group will meet every other week at the Brambleton Center from 6:30-8:30pm, from March through May. 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. Transportation is extremely limited, but we will work with you to help you find transportation and carpooling options. Please call TRS for more details. If you registered for the Monday Night Avengers in the Winter semester, you do not need to register for the Spring. Program fee: $16 11 Mar – 20 May 6:30 – 8:30pm #22107

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 7-9pm (You may register for only one night). 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. Program fee is $32.50 for March-May. Transportation is not provided. If you registered for Thursday night Mingle in the Winter semester, you do not have to re-register for the Spring. Program fee: $32.50 Thurs 19 Mar – 30 May #22100 7


Valentine’s Dinner Dance Thank Yous Thank you to all those who helped to make the 28th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance a success! Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center Roanoke Jr Women’s Club United Healthcare Judy Hall Debbie Moses J.B. Cundiff Jr Contract Hauling Insufficent Funds Salem Red Sox The Olive Garden The Roanoker Sam’s Club Famous Anthony’s Kroger Wendi Schultz Greg Martin Debbie Tanis Allen Hayes Melida McKee Brittany Figdore Lindsay Blankenship Mandi Smith David Weir Kathy Simon

TRS Staffing Updates Debbie P, Rebecca, and Vicky after water day with Leisure Seekers

Casey, Dennis P, and Amy at the Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Rebecca Crawley has been with TR for over four years. She has worked programs like Leisure Seekers and Super Suppers. Rebecca will be taking a break from TRS. Thanks for being a safe driver, a fun staff, and an excellent leader. Hope to see you soon! 8

Casey Durham is the TRS intern this spring from Longwood University. Casey will be be working programs like Dinner Dates, Monday Night Avengers, and Fitness Club. Please introduce yourself to her.


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 11, 2013 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 “High next to the title. If a class fills, the participant Demand” classes. “High Demand” classes are marked with a 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.

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 Continues to Go Green

*Help TRS save some trees. If you are willing to only receive an electronic copy of the TRS brochure, circle YES on the registration form on page 11.

E-ROUTE TRS can also use your email address to send participants, care providers, or case workers the Transportation Routes. This is a great new service from TRS to ensure that everyone knows pick-up or drop off times and program details.

Contact TRS to request an E-Route. Get information available on the TRS Webpage

Program Guide Check out TRS programs anytime

Google Calendar Great way to get the information

Registration Form 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 540772-7529 ext. 2 if you have weather related questions.

NEW in 2013, complete the online form and it will be emailed directly to TRS staff.

We appreciate your dedication to our services! Get organized & get involved! www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs

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.

Thank You for all you do for TRS:

Liberty Mountain Randy Walker

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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Program Registration Form Spring 2013 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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All AmericanTrip, Washington, DC

This is your chance to visit our nation's capitol and experience the history and culture that built the United States you know today. During this 3 day, 2 night trip, you will get to tour the monuments as they glow to life in the evening, tour the White House where Mr. President himself lives, and visit the Smithsonian and the National Zoo. To add to those adventures, you will get to watch a live Major League Baseball game as the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves. Hotel accomodations will be at the Hampton Inn, located in the heart of D.C. Participants must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time, as well as be independent in taking medications and personal care. A $100 deposit must be made at the time of registration. The remainder of the balance is due by August 12. Mon, Tue, Wed 16 - 18 Sep #22560 $400.00 Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley 3738 Brambleton Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24018 (540) 772-7529 Roanoke

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County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

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Therapeutic Recreation Services - Spring 2013 Guide