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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley Summer 2011 Program Guide June - September Registration begins June 6, 8:00 am

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.

Therapeutic Recreation Staff Kari Decker, MS, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor 540-772-7529 ext 228

Brittany Figdore, CTRS

Therapeutic Recreation Programmer 540-772-7529 ext 226

Kristen Russell TR Program Support Specialist 540-772-7529 ext 227 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.

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 TR 3 Cultural 4 Life Skills 5 Outdoors & Travel 7 Wellness & Fitness 8 TRS News........... ...................... 8 Guidelines for Registration 9 General Information 10 Registration Form 11 12


Summer brings a new look to TRS... Particpants, Parents & Care-providers, TRS is making a change - programs will now be offered based upon interest category and not by disability. Programs will now be broken down into the following categories: Cultural Arts- Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes Life Skills- Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social classes Wellness & Fitness- Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, martial arts, aquatics, and health classes Outdoors & Travel- Hiking, climbing, biking, day, and overnight trips So...what does this mean for you? Regardless of your disability you can choose an activity based on your interest and skill level. Please read program descriptions carefully to be sure that the program is something you are interested in and is appropriate for your skill level. TRIPs programs will remain unchanged. Only participants who are current Mountain House members, or former Mountain House members who are still clients of Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare with a diagnosis of a psychiatric disability, are eligible for these programs. We appreciate your patience as we make this change, and hope that you’re as excited as we are about our summer program line up! If you have any questions, or need help navigating the new layout, please do not hesitate to call. ~TRS Staff

TRS Programs are now on We have good news! TRS now has a Google Calendar located on the TRS home webpage. 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. Ongoing programs like Mingle, Wednesday Adventurers, Leisure Seekers and Movie Clubs will have their weekly activity information listed in case you lose the route! Or look ahead to see if there are additional programs you are interested in. *Please note, all TRS programs require pre-registration, so call to see if space is available if you are not already registered. Get organized & get involved! 3

Cultural Arts Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes Christmas in July Crafts

In the heat of the summer, don’t you wish it was winter? Well, for one day it will be! Spend the evening making various craft projects that TRS has or be creative and make your own project that you can keep or give away; all while listening to Christmas music and having a cup of hot chocolate. Program fee: $15.00 Transportation Fee: $3.00 Fri Jul 29 6:30 - 9pm #18436

! June Bug Center Theatre w e The June Bug Center from Floyd, VA

N presents ‘Chaos at the Cannery’ at the Explore Park Welcome Center. Chaos at the Cannery is the story of a new sheriff, an old profession, a loyal family, and a rowdy town. The play opens on a train heading toward Big Lick in Southwest Virginia. Back before the turn of the century ... no not this one ... the last century. That’s right ... the year was 1881. ... and southwest Virginia was ripe with opportunity. Mixed in is an ample mixture of mayhem, murder, mystery, a dash of schemers, scalawags, and scoundrels, one hero, two generations of heroines, a stolen badge and a whole slew of toe tapping old time music. Bring money if you wish to purchase refreshments. Program fee: $19.00 Transportation fee: $3.00 Sat Aug 6 7 - 9pm #18445

Summer Book Club

Looking for a great summer read? We have three that will take your imagination to wonderful new worlds. Each month the group will read a book, come together to discuss it, and then watch the movie based on the book. The books will be Coraline, Alice in Wonderland, and The Chronicles of Narnia - Readers will choose which of the three books. Program fee includes a copy of all three books, and snacks during the films. Program fee: $31.50 Transportation fee: $12.00 Wed Jun 22, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21 6:30 - 9 pm #18492



! Creative Canvases ew Ever go to a museum and wish you could

paint something for your own home? Now’s your chance! Even if you’ve never picked up a paint brush, at the end of the class you will have your own painting that you can proudly display. In the first class participants will learn the basics of taking care of supplies, how to use acrylic paints, composition, and color theory. The following weeks will be time to create and ask questions. Participants will get to take home their 16x20 canvas as well as brushes, acrylic paint set, and canvas paper so they can continue painting after the class! Program fee: $53.00 Transportation fee: $12.00 Thu Jun 23 - Jul 14 6:30 - 8:30pm #18437

Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings Super Suppers ! Movie Club - No Transportation Join your friends as we explore a local restaurant w Tired of long waitlists for Movie Club?

e N Have your own transportation? Well then,

sign up for this new twist off a TRS favorite! This Movie Club will be meeting at the Carmike 8 Theater in Salem. Bring your own money for snacks, or 2011 Popcorn bucket and get refills for $2.50. Your movie ticket is included in your registration fee. Movies will be preselected and participants will be able to choose from two choices. Transportation will not be provided for this program, participants must be dropped off and picked up at the Carmike 8 Theater in Salem. Movie choices will be posted on the TRS Google Calendar. Program fee: $11.50/month Mon 6:30 - 9:30 pm Jul 11 #18488 Aug 8 #18489 Sep 12 #18490


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 month 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 Russell at 772-7529 ext 227 to determine eligibility. Program fee is $68 for June-December. Transportation is not provided. Program fee: $68 Tue 7- 9 pm #18438 Thur 7- 9 pm #18439

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. Restaurants and program fees rotate monthly and feature a different type of cuisine- see descriptions below. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. Transportation Fee: $3.00/month Fri 6:30 - 8:30pm Jun 24 Thelma’s Chicken & Waffles $18.00 #18431 Thelma’s is Roanoke’s famous Southern home cookin’ restaurant. Featuring classics like fried chicken and waffles with homemade gravy. Jul 22

Isaac’s Mediterranean $20.00 #18432 Isaac’s offers delicious Eastern Mediterranean inspired cuisine like gyros and meat kebabs, that are innovative, fresh and healthy. We support local farmers and utilize organic produce when possible. Aug 26

Fork In the City $22.00 #18433 Fork in the City (FITC) is a bistro style restaurant that features their unique wood -fire gourmet pizzas, “City Burgers” and “Downtown Dogs”.


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings 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, tax, and an appropriate tip. Program fee does not include meals. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. Participants will need to bring $14-$15 for Red Robin, $12-$14 for Wildwood Smokehouse, and $12-$14 for Alejandros. Program Fee: $7.00/month Transportation Fee $3.00/month Mon 6:30 - 8pm Jun 20 Red Robin #18441 Jul 18 Wildwood Smokehouse #18442 Aug 15 Alejandros #18443

Wednesday Adventurers

Explore fun activities, new places, delicious food and exciting exercises with Wednesday Adventurers (formally Wednesday Adult Activity Program)! In this six week program, participants will be going to Glazed Bisque-It, the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, and the Discovery Center at Mill Mountain Zoo. Other activities will include morning exercise and wellness activities, Yoga, crafts, games and many more! 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. This information will also be posted on the TRS Google Calendar. Payment plans are available. Contact Kristen Russell at 772-7529 ext 227 for more information on specific activities and transportation availability. Program fee: $78.00 Transportation fee: $18.00 or $9.00 for trips only Wed Jul 06 - Aug 10 10am - 2pm #18427


! Diggin’ & Piggin’ w e Get your hands dirty while making a

N beautiful low maintenance indoor potted

plant. A picnic lunch of pulled pork BBQ, slaw and fixings from Henry Memphis will be provided after making our potted plants. Program fee includes a pot, participant’s choice of multiple plants, a small watering can and lunch. Program fee: $24.00 Transportation fee: $3.00 Sat Jul 16 11am - 1pm #18446

Leisure Seekers

Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly activities for Summer will include Peter’s Creek Putt-Putt, June Bug Theatre at Explore Park, Party in the Park, swim night at Splash Valley, Garden Stone Paver class, and Chill & Grill cookout. Activity information will be distributed weekly and posted on the TRS Google Calendar. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Call Brittany Figdore at 772-7529 ext 226 for more information. Program fee: $55.00 Transportation fee: $18.00 or $12.00 for trips only Thu Jul 28 – Sep 1 6:30 - 8:30 pm #18426

Movie Club

Movie Clubs have 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 Clubs 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. Movie choices will be posted on the TRS Google Calendar. Program fee: $11.50 /month Transportation fee: $3.00/month Mon 6:30 - 9:30 pm Jul 25 #18485 Aug 22 #18486 Sep 26 #18487

Outdoors & Travel Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips ! USA Softball Game

Wet ‘N Wild - Emerald Pointe

ew The USA Women’s National Softball team Experience a truly memorable summertime N is taking over Lewis Gale Stadium. Come outing at Emerald Pointe Water Park in

cheer on this gold-medal-winning team as they play a double-header exhibition game against the USA Junior Women’s softball team and grab some autographs after the games. If you would like to purchase snacks or souvenirs please bring your own money. Program fee: $14.50 Transportation fee: $3.00 Wed Jun 29 6 - 9pm #18440


Smores & More

ew Summer is coming to an end but that N doesn’t mean that the fun is over! TRS

participants and family are invited take this opportunity to try the climbing tower or play some outdoor games, enjoy a delicious dinner and end the night around the campfire roasting smores. Activities for all abilities and interests will be available, but please be aware that there is rough terrain at Camp Roanoke. Participants must wear tennis shoes and dress according to the weather. Program fee includes climbing tower, dinner & dessert. Program fee: $25.00 Transportation Fee: $3.00 Sat Sep 10 3 - 9:30pm #18435

Greensboro, NC. The Pointe offers over 45 acres of the wettest, splashiest fun around! All water attractions have certified lifeguards on duty. Whether you like it mild or wild, there are water attractions for everyone to enjoy! Lunch at the park is included, but bring money for additional snacks or beverages in the park, and a fast food dinner on the way back home. Program fee of $49 includes transportation, water park admission and lunch. The group will stay at the water park from approximately 11:30am to 5pm, and will make a fast food dinner stop on the trip back to Roanoke. Transportation will be provided from pick-up points only: Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation. Rain date: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. Program fee: $49.00 Transportation fee: Included (Pick up points only) Tue Aug 16 11:30am - 5pm #18425

! Gone Fishin’ ew Spend the day fishing at Claytor Lake N

in Dublin, Va with TRS and the Radford University Gone Fishin’ program. Participants will have the opportunity to go out on the lake in an accessible bass boat as well as fish off the pier. Take Me Out to the Ball Game Participants will get to enjoy a traditional cookout Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some lunch under the picnic shelter. Transportation will peanuts or crackerjacks....Cheer on the Salem Red Sox as they finish their regular season games be provided from pick-up points only. at home against the Wilmington Blue Rocks! Each Program fee: $25.00 Transportation fee: Included (Pick up points only) participant will get $6 in Sox Bux to purchase Thu Jul 21 11am- 4pm #18650 snacks. Bring additional money for souvenirs, if desired. Program fee includes ticket and Sox Bux. Program fee: $17.00 Transportation fee: $3.00 Sat Aug 27 5:30 - 9:30 pm #18428 Pool & Pizza Party Stay cool and have a blast at the Fallon Park Pool. Participants will swim and then eat pizza for dinner. Participants must bring their own swimsuit and towel. Program fee: $12.50 Transportation fee: $3.00 Sat Jul 9 4 - 7pm #18453 7

Wellness & Fitness Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes 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! 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. Please note that for Summer, Fitness Club will be meeting on Mondays. Join us as we get up and get moving! Program fee: $56.00 Transportation fee: $24.00 Mon Jun 20 - Aug 8 10 -11:30am #18429

Zumba ! Join TR as we try the latest and most w

e popular dance-aerobic class, Zumba! Learn


the basic dance moves, and then combine them with fun and upbeat Latin music to get your body movin’. Get lost in the music and dancing while making exercise fun! Participants of all abilities are encouraged to try Zumba. Program fee: $40.00 Transportation fee: $15.00 Thu Aug 18 - Sep 15 10 - 11am #18434

! Tennis

ew Do you want to learn how to play a new N sport? Do love being outdoors and getting

exercise? Do you love playing tennis? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the class for you! Participants will play at Garst Mill park in this four week class. You will learn basic rules, scorekeeping and technique. TRS will provide tennis rackets and balls. You may bring your own racket if you would like. Instructor: Karen Rucker. Program fee: $32.00 Transportation fee: $12.00 Wed Jul 27 - Aug 17 6 - 7:30pm #18444


Thank you! Terri Johnson started with TRS back in January as an intern from Radford University, and was a great addition to programs throughout the Winter and Spring semesters. Terri worked at Mingle on Tuesdays, Fitness Club, The 26th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance, the Lock-In and Ladies Night In, just to name a few. Upon completing her internship with TRS in April, Terri has decided to stay on with TRS as a Support Staff for a time, so look for her at upcoming Summer programs. Thanks Terri for your hard work these past few months!

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, June 6, 2011


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.

Refunds & Credits

In the event that Roanoke County 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 & 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.


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.

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.


Co-Sponsors Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is proud to partner with the Roanoke 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 recreation programs, please contact Kari Decker at (540) 772-7529 ext 228 or

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@ We appreciate your dedication to our services!

Therapeutic Recreation Services

Summer 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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___ I will provide my own transportation ___ I need County provided transportation from: Home Pick Up Point: Goodwill Salem, Goodwill Vinton, 460 Antique Mall

Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation Center

___ I need wheelchair accessible transportation Payment Method: __ Check __Cash __Money Order __ Recbucks __Visa/MasterCard/Discover (call 540-772-7529) 11

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+. 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! The only pick-up point for this program is Mountain House. If you do not attend on Tuesday and are interested in this great program, if you can get to Mountain House or the Brambleton Center, we will take you home. This program is 2.5 hrs for 7 weeks and includes dinner. Space is limited. Contact Brittany Fidgore or Mary Kay from Mountain House. Tue Jun 21 - Aug 2 4 - 6:30pm #18503

Valley Ventures

Valley Ventures are social and recreational activities throughout the community. Please contact Kari Decker at 772-7529 for more information. Routes will be mailed out monthly with program-specific information and transportation times. Program fee includes all admissions and transportation. Sat Program fee: $8.00 Jun 25 Long John Silver’s & Roanoke Valley Horse Show 5 - 8pm #18481 Enjoy dinner at Long John Silver’s before seeing the amazing skill of the horses and riders at the Salem Civic Center for the annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show. Jul 23 Roanoke Market & Photo Scavenger Hunt 12:30 - 3:30pm #18482 Have a great lunch at one of the local restaurants on the Roanoke Market before a photo scavenger hunt throughout the Market and Elmwood Park. Feel free to bring money to the market for fresh fruits, plants, or gifts. Aug 27 Salem Red Sox Game 6:30 - 9pm #18483 A ballpark dinner is planned at LewisGale Field while cheering on the Salem Red Sox. 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


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