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Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley

Winter 2012 January-March

Program Guide

Roanoke

Registration begins December 12, 8:00 am

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs


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: Goodwill Salem, Goodwill Vinton, 460 Antique Mall, Brambleton Center, Green Ridge Recreation Center

Therapeutic Recreation Staff Kari Decker, MS, CTRS

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

Brittany Figdore, CTRS

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

Kristen Russell

TR Program Support Specialist 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 Outdoors & Travel ...........................pg 3 Wellness & Fitness ..........................pg 3 Cultural Arts....................................pg 4 Life Skills .......................................pg 5-7 TRIPs..............................................pg 7 TR Staff Updates............................. pg 8 Guidelines for Registration .............pg 9 General Information ........................pg 10 Registration Form ...........................pg 11


Outdoors & Travel Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips

Lock In Have you experienced all that Green Ridge has to offer? Do you just want a night away with good friends? Then bring your sleeping bag and swim suit, and join us as we take over Green Ridge! Participants will get to swim, play games, watch a movie and explore Green Ridge. We will have dinner and build your own sundaes Friday night and breakfast before we all leave Saturday morning. Participants must be independent in personal care and medication administration. Program fee: $37 Transportation fee: $3 Fri - Sat Mar 30 - Mar 31 6 pm - 10 am #19676

Wellness & Fitness Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health classes ! Tai Chi ew If you’re looking for another way to reduce N

stress and get fit, then tai chi (pronounced “TIE-chee”) is the class for you. Tai chi is a Chinese martial art that is sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. Movements are practiced in a slow controlled fashion that builds strength as well as balance, while improving circulation and blood flow. Program fee: $38 Transportation fee: $12 Tue Feb 28 - Mar 20 10 - 11 am #19571

! Snow Tubing ew Grab your hat, gloves, and jacket as we N

head to Liberty Mountain in Lynchburg for an afternoon of snow tubing! Liberty Mountain offers multiple snow tube slopes year round, so we are guaranteed to have a blast! After 2 hours of tubing, we will wrap up our adventure with a fast food dinner. Participants should bring money for dinner. Participants must be capable of walking on uneven and slippery terrain with minimal assistance. Participants will be expected to provide their own winter attire. Pick-up points only. Program fee: $18 Transportation fee: Included Sat Jan 28 3 - 6:30 pm #19678

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Wohlfahrt Haus

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N musical, Cats, comes to life on The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre stage, a state-of-the-art German-themed dinner theatre nestled in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Southwest Virginia. Upon arriving in Wytheville, you will be served a four course meal prepared by the inhouse chef. Then sit back, relax and enjoy one of Broadway’s most popular shows. Bring money for a fast food dinner on the way home. This program is on a Sunday. Pick-up points only. Program fee: $52 Transportation fee: Included Sun Feb 26 1 - 6 pm #19572

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. Join us as we get up and get moving! Fitness Club will not meet the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fee: $56 Transportation fee: $24 Fri Jan 13 - Mar 09 10 - 11:30 am #19675 3


Cultural Arts Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes ! Canvas Sewing Class w e Spend a cold winter day hanging out with N

friends and learning a new hobby! Canvas sewing uses hard plastic grids and yarn to weave a design, creating a beautiful hand sewn craft. Participants will start with a beginner level tissue box cover. When registering you will get to choose your project, either a bird house design, western motif, or butterfly pattern. We will break for lunch from Bojangles, and then wrap- up our sewing after lunch. Take your finished or unfinished project home to show off your new skills! Program fee: $20 Transportation fee: $3 Sat Mar 3 10 am - 2 pm #19682

Valentine’s Dinner Dance Attend the 27th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance at the elegant Hotel Roanoke ballroom to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday February 13th. Come and enjoy delectable food, rocking music, delirious dancing, and an evening of fun and surprises. The sit down dinner begins at 6 PM sharp, followed by the crowning of the King and Queen of Hearts. Then dance to the good ole rock and roll music of Insufficient Funds. Program fee of $26 includes dinner, dancing and all the fun! Call 772-7529 for transportation availability and details. Registration and transportation deadline for the dance is February 1st.

Program fee: $26 Transportation fee: $3 Monday February 13, 2011 5:30 - 9:30 pm Course #19782 4


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings ! International Cooking Class ew Learn how to make authentic N

Mediterranean, French, Japanese, & Mexican cuisine without ever leaving the Brambleton Center! We will concentrate on basic cooking techniques and skills while preparing easy international dishes that can be made in your own home. Participants will get to sample the dishes made each week. Program fee: $46 Transportation fee: $12 Thu Feb 23 - Mar 15 10 - 11:30am #19757

Movie Club Hang out with your friends and watch a new release 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. Program fee includes movie ticket and supervision. Program fee: $11.50 Transportation fee: $3 Mon Feb 27 6:30-9:30 pm #19665

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. Participants must have a concept of money handling and basic math. 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 Super Suppers each month, not both. See below for restaurants and descriptions. Program fee: $7 Transportation fee: $3/ per month Mon 6:30 - 8 pm Jan 09 Jersey Lily’s Roadhouse Grill #19573 Jersey Lily’s Roadhouse Grill is one of Roanoke’s best steakhouses. Their homestyle menu consists of steaks, chicken, baked potatoes, biscuits and much more! Participants should bring $15 for dinner or more if you would like to order a steak.

Feb 20 New York Pizza- Vinton #19574 If you love authentic pizza, then New York Pizza Leisure Seekers Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment is the place for you! Menu items include pizza, hot and cold subs and sandwiches, calzones, and for skill-building, socializing with peers, and strombolis. Participants should bring $15 for engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly dinner. activities for winter will include everyone’s favorites like cooking, going to the movies, and Ruby Tuesday- Rt. 419 #19575 bowling. We will also try some new activities like Mar 19 From their endless Fresh Garden Bar to Forkjournaling, a glass fusion class at Glazed Bisque Tender Ribs and their signature Sliders, Ruby It, and a music class! There will be no program Tuesdays can satisfy any craving. Participants the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. should bring $15-20 for dinner. Activity information will be distributed weekly. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Call Brittany Figdore at 772-7529 ext 226 for more information. Program fee: $55 Transportation fee: $18 / $9 for trips only Thu Jan 26 - Mar 08 6:30 - 8:30 pm #19654 5


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Super Suppers

Wednesday Adventurers Explore fun activities, new places, delicious food and exciting exercises with Wednesday Adventurers! In this 6 - week program, activities will include morning exercise and wellness activities, Valentine’s Day crafts, homemade Terrariums and outings to Hollins University Art Museum, and the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue, and photography class. Activity information will be distributed weekly to all registered participants, highlighting the next week’s activity, transportation, dates, and times. Wednesday Adventurers will not meet the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fees include all materials, supplies, admission, and lunches. Payment Plans are available. Contact Kristen Russell at 772-7529 ext 227 for more information. Program fee: $78 Transportation fee: $18/ $9 trips only Wed Jan 11 - Feb 22 10 am - 2 pm #19577

Bingo Night You have asked...well here it is- A Big Bingo Night! Lots of games and prizes are planned. Light refreshments will be provided; so bring your lucky rabbit’s foot and come ready to play BINGO. Program fee: $10 Transportation fee: $3 Fri Jan 20 7 - 8:30 pm #19658 6

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. Program fees vary according to restaurant. Participants may choose either Out & About or Super Suppers each month, not both. See below for restaurants and descriptions. Transportation Fee: $3 / per month Fri 6:30 - 8:30 pm Jan 27 Shaker’s $21 #19668 Shaker’s is the area’s best place for grilled fare, from chicken, ribs, steak and chops, as well as delightful salads and pastas. Their varied cuisine will have something sure to please every palette! Feb 24 Alejandro’s $19 #19669 Voted “Best of Roanoke,” Alejandro’s is one of Roanoke’s favorite Mexican restaurants. Not only can you get tacos, fajitas, and burritos you can also try one of their 12 salsas, from their salsa bar! Mar 23 Szechuan Restaurant $18 #19670 Szechuan is a fine dining Chinese restaurant. Choose from their varied menu your favorite Chinese dishes like fried rice, sweet & sour pork, or a delicious lo mein.


Life Skills Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings

Mingle

TRIPs: (Therapeutic Recreation Incentive Program) TRIPs programs are available to current Mountain House members or former Mountain House members who are still clients of BRBH

Expressions with Gwyn

Mingle is designed for young adults with disCreate with Gwyn Hall; Gwyn has a degree in Art abilities, ages 18-30. Participate in socialization, Therapy and will be facilitating and giving you recreation, and leisure activities at the Bramblethe tools to express yourself in different mediums. ton Center and wellness activities at Green Ridge You could be painting, sketching or sculpting- let Recreation Center. As a member of Mingle, you your imagination run wild! The only pick-up point will work with other group members in planning for this program is Mountain House. If you do not monthly outings in the Roanoke Valley. Mingle attend on Tuesday and are interested in this great will meet Tuesday or Thursday nights from 7-9 program, if you can get to Mountain House, we pm (You may register for one night, not both). will take you home. This program is 2.5 hrs for 5 Both groups will meet one Saturday each semester weeks and includes dinner. Expressions will not for ‘Social Saturday’. This is an opportunity for meet the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. the Tuesday and Thursday night groups to meet Space is limited. Contact Brittany Fidgore or and socialize. To become a member, you must be Mary Kay from Mountain House. able to follow two step directions, be independent Tue Jan 17- Feb 21 4 - 6:30 pm #19747 in your personal care, have the ability to care for your own belongings, and self administer your ! Speak Through Music medications. Contact Kristen Russell at 772-7529 w e This program is specifically designed for ext 227 to determine eligibility. N BRBH Clients. Come Speak Through Music Program fee: $65 for January - May. with Noel Anderson; a Board Certified Music Transportation is not provided. Tue Jan 10 - May 29 7 - 9pm #19561 Therapist. During this program you have the Thur Jan 12 - May 31 7 - 9pm #19562 opportunity to sing, play musical instruments, and perform. Pick-up point for this program is Mountain House. TRS will provide transportation home. Space is limited - contact Kari Decker, or Mary Kay. Fri Feb 03 -Feb 24 2 - 3 pm #19843

Valley Ventures Enjoy a fantastic lunch at the Pancake House before bowling two games at Lee Hi Lanes. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon; with friends eating great food, getting physical activity and working on your bowling score. Program fee includes all admissions and transportation. Please contact Kari Decker at 772-7529 for more information Program fee: $8 Transportation fee: Included Sat Jan 14 11:30 am - 2:30 pm #19949 7


~TRS Staff Updates~ TRS would like to welcome 3 new staff: Warren Strickland, Stuart Greene, and Emily Gardner! Over the past semester you may have already seen these new faces at programs like Fitness Club, Valley Ventures, and Leisure Seekers, but if you haven’t be on the look out for them! Warren comes to us after many years of teaching and substitute teaching with the Botetourt County School system. Stuart’s background is in the IT field, but he came to TRS looking for new experiences and a way to get involved with his community. Emily recently relocated to Roanoke from North Carolina, and has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Left: Dennis & Warren working hard during Fitness Club, at Green Ridge Recreation Center

Farewell & Best Wishes

Welcome on Board

TRS & our participants would like to bid farewell to Pete Haslip, Director of Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, as he officially starts his retirement January 1, 2012. Pete will be ending his career with over 17 years of service to the County. Pete, know that you will be remembered for the things that you did here. Thanks for your years of hard work and dedication. Congratulations on your retirement and remember you are always welcome to come bust a move at the Valentine’s Dance!

With the announcement of Pete’s retirement, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is pleased to introduce the new Director, Doug Blount. Doug has already been with the County several months, learning the ins and outs of each section. Doug is originally from the Roanoke area, but is returning after a 15 year period in Price William County, Virginia. We look forward to getting to know Doug and sharing with him all the fun and exciting opportunities that TRS provides in the community!

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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, December 12, 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.

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 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.

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 Google Calendar now available: 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. Get organized & get involved! www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs 10

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 kdecker@roanokecountyva.gov.

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!

Thank You for all you do for TRS: Lee Hi Bowling Lanes Layman Farms Peaks of Otter Nature Center Thunder Valley


Therapeutic Recreation Services

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27th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance Attend the 27th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance at the elegant Hotel Roanoke ballroom to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday February 13th. Come and enjoy delectable food, rocking music, delirious dancing, and an evening of fun and surprises. The sit down dinner begins at 6 PM sharp, followed by the crowning of the King and Queen of Hearts. Then dance to the good ole rock and roll music of Insufficient Funds. Program fee of $26 includes dinner, dancing and all the fun! Call 772-7529 for transportation availability and details.Registration and transportation deadline for the dance is February 1st. Program fee: $26 Transportation fee: $3 Mon Feb 13 5:30 - 9:30 pm #19782

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

Roanoke

County Parks, Recreation and Tourism

3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA 24018

Registration for Winter 2012

Monday, December 12, 8:00 AM Mail

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