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Winter 2013 Program Guide January - March Registration Begins
Monday December 10, 2012 8AM www.roanokecountyva.gov/trs TRS is a partnership between Roanoke County, the City Roanoke County of Roanoke, and the City of Salem offering recreational Parks, programs valley wide to people with disabilities. Recreation
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 TRS 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 email@example.com
Kristen Gallatin, CTRS Therapeutic Recreation Programmer firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Amy Minucie, MS, PES
Wellness & Fitness ........................pg 3
TR Program Support Specialist Aminucie@roanokecountyva.gov
Cultural Arts ..................................pg 4 Life Skills .....................................pg 4-6
TRS Support Staff Support Staff will assist as needed in all aspects of your participation in TRS programs. Duties may include: assisting with transportation, supervision, limited personal care, and activity participation. If you are interested in becoming a TRS Support Staff, please contact the TRS office. 2
Guidelines for Registration ..........pg 7 General Information ......................pg 8 Registration Form ........................pg 9 Valentineâ€™s Dinner Dance .............pg 10
Outdoors & Travel
Hiking, climbing, biking, day & overnight trips
Snow Tubing Grab your hats, gloves, and jacket as we 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 two hours of tubing we will wrap up our adventure with a fast food dinner. Participants need to bring their own 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, such as snow bibs, gloves, and jackets, if you have any questions on what to wear please contact TRS. Transportation will be provided from pick up points only. Program fee: $18 Transportation fee: Included Sat Jan 26 3 - 6:30PM #22093
Lock In Have you experienced all that Green Ridge has to offer yet? 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. Dinner, breakfast , and popcorn for the movie are all included. Participants must be independent in personal care and medication administration. Program fee: $37 Transportation fee: $3 Mar 1 & 2 5:30PM - 10AM #22073
! Nascar Truck Race ew Travel to Martinsville Speedway for a day
N filled with NASCAR fun. Shop for authentic
NASCAR souvenirs before watching the fast-paced Truck Race. Bring your own money for lunch at the track. A fast food dinner of Dairy Queen or Bojangles is included in your program fee. Ear plugs are required and can be purchased at the track. Participants must be able to walk long distances as there will be a lot of walking during this day trip. Program fee of $54 includes race ticket, dinner, and transportation from pick up points. Program fee: $54 Transportation fee: Included Fri April 5 11AM - 5PM #22127
Wellness & Fitness
Yoga, Pilates, group exercise, aquatics, and health ! Weight Lifting w e Are you looking to take your fitness to a
N whole new level? Weight lifting is a great way to build strength and muscle tone while burning calories. A Green Ridge personal trainer will help teach you how to appropriately and safely lift weights. Weight lifting and Zumba will run at the same time. You cannot participate in both. This program will not meet on February 11 due to the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fee: $40 Transportation fee: $15 Mon Jan 28 – March 4 10 - 11AM #22084
! Zumba! w e Join TRS as we try the latest and most
N popular dance-aerobic class, Zumba! Learn the basic dance moves, 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. Weight lifting and Zumba will run at the same time. You cannot participate in both. This program will not meet on February 11 due to the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fee: $40.00 Transportation fee: $15.00 Mon Jan 28 – March 4 10 - 11AM #22090
Fitness Club Whether you've never been in a gym or are a regular, fitness club's individualized assistance will be sure to give you the support needed to succeed! We will have access to the cardio and adaptive equipment, weight machines and indoor track at the Green Ridge Recreation Center during this eight 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 Jan 11 – March 1 10 – 11:30AM #22092
Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings
Arts, crafts, pottery, ceramics, painting, music, and dance classes ! Beginner's Guitar ew Participants will acquire basic guitar skills
including tuning, playing chords, reading music, flatpicking and playing simple songs. Participants are asked to bring their own guitar, pick and tuner. If you do not have access to a guitar but would like to purchase one with a payment plan, please contact TRS. Program fee: $40 Transportation fee: $18 Thurs Jan 3 – Feb 7 3:30 – 4:30PM
Knitting Beginners and longtime knitters are invited to come and learn new techniques and socialize with other knitters. This class includes a skan of yarn of your choice and needles. You can tackle a new project, or simply come and finish something you are already working on in the 6 week class. New projects will include your choice of three different kinds of scarf. Knitting will not meet on January 21 or February 11. Program fee: $36 Transportation fee: $18 Mon Jan 7 - Feb 25 2 - 4PM #21796
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 Expressions will not meet the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fee: $20 Transportation fee: Included Tues Jan 22 – March 5 2013 4 - 6PM #22074 4
Monday Night Social Club
This new program is for adults ages 31+ N who are looking to meet new people and create friendships while having fun and fostering independence. All activities will be planned by the ggroup 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 6:308:30 from January 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. Monday Night Social Club will not meet on February 11. Program fee: $32 Jan 14 – May 20 6:30 – 8:30PM #22107
Leisure Seekers Leisure Seekers provides a structured environment for skill-building, socializing with peers, and engaging in a wealth of activities. Weekly activities for winter will include a master game night, painting, and a fitness night at Green Ridge. Activity information will be distributed weekly at this six week program. Program fee covers all materials, supplies and admission fees. Program fee: $65 Transportation fee: Included Thurs Feb 21 – March 28 6:30 - 8:30PM #22075
Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings
Mingle Mingle is designed for young adults with disabilities, ages 18-30. Participate in socialization, recreation, and leisure activities at the Brambleton Center and wellness activities at Green Ridge Recreation Center. As a member of Mingle, you will work with other group members in planning monthly outings in the Roanoke Valley. Mingle will meet Tuesday or Thursday nights from 7-9 pm (You may register for 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 $65 for January-May. Transportation is not provided. Program fee: $65 Tues Jan 8 – May 28 #22099 Thurs Jan 10 – May 30 #22100
Wednesday Adventurers 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: $85.00. Program fee now includes transportation! Wednesday Adventurers will not meet the week of the Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Program fee: $85 Transportation fee: Included Jan 16 – Feb 27 10AM – 2PM #22070
Bingo Night You’ve 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. Registration and transportation closes on January 8, 2013. Program fee: $10 Transportation fee: $3 Fri Jan 18 7 - 8:30PM #21794
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 6:30-8:30. Program fees vary according to restaurant. See below for restaurants and descriptions. Transportation Fee: $3/ per month. 419 West- Program fee: $20 Jan 25 #22080 Food that is considered American with slight influences from the around the world and all over the USA, such as pizza, hamburgers, pasta and salads. The Pizza Pasta Pits - Program fee: $16.50 Feb 22 #22081 Authentic Italian brick oven pizza and other homemade specialties. 5
Technology, cooking, home improvement, and social outings ! Dinner Dates
ew In this fun new program we will meet at the
! Movie Club w e Movie Club is now on Saturday afternoons.
N Brambleton Center for a dinner date with friends!
N Choose from two of the latest movies and enjoy
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 Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm. Program fee: $10 Transportation fee: $3 Jan 9 Mexican Night #22104 Feb 6 Spaghetti Night #22105 Mar 13 Homemade Pizza #22106
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 Jan 12 #21791 Feb 9 #21792 March 9 #21793
Welcome a few new TRS Staff...
Over the past few months TRS has added a few new staff.
Kristen Gallatin is the new TRS Programmer. Kristen has been with TRS since 2008 and has been a part of programs like Mingle, Wednesday Adventures, and Mountain Getaway to Boone, NC. Amy Minucie is the new TR Program Support Specialist. Amy has a masters degree in Health Promotion & Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, and bachelorâ€™s degree in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. New Support Staff include; Richard Bailey Jessee Bowers Gretchen Lyston Sharon Ndolo Ava Stephens. When you see them be sure to say hello! 6
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 are received, and may be submitted prior to registration date. Registration begins:
8:00 AM, Monday December 10, 2012 Transportation Participants are asked to provide their own transportation, as County provided transportation is available on a very limited basis. Space will be available until filled. It is TRS policy to only wait five (5) minutes for a participant after their scheduled pickup time. After that, the van will continue on the route. If a participant is a “no show” without prior notification three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. When meeting at pick-up points, if a participant’s transportation is more than five (5) minutes late for pick up/drop off time, three (3) times within a semester, the participant will be dropped from transportation for the remainder of that semester. If a participant is removed from transportation, they will receive a refund for those fees. Based upon registrations, activities may be moved to an alternate location to help facilitate transportation needs.
High Demand Classes & Wait Lists Sometimes programs may fill before the registration session concludes. TRS considers these “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 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.
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 TRS 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 7 for details. Please call TRS if you have weather related questions.
NEW for Winter 2013 Complete an online Registration Form and Participant Information form. They will be emailed directly to TRS staff.
E-Route TRS can email 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. If you are willing to only receive an electronic copy of the TRS brochure, circle YES on the registration form on page 9.
Information available on the TRS Webpage: Program Guide Check out TRS programs anytime.
Google Calendar Great format to remember which TRS programs are on what days.
Co-Sponsors Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism is proud to partner with the City of Roanoke Parks & Recreation and the City of Salem Parks & Recreation to provide services for city residents through valley wide TRS programs.
Registration Form A simple new way to register.
Participant Information Form All new participants must complete this form, and all returning participants must update their information annually.
Thank You for all you do for TRS: Lee Hi Lanes All who participanted in Vision Awareness Days. Roanoke Civic Center 8
Donations TRS is accepting donations for scholarships for programs including the Valentineâ€™s Dinner Dance. If you are interested in making a donation or providing a scholarship for a TRS participant, please contact Kari Decker.
TRS Program Registration Form Winter 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 Participantâ€™s Caseworker? Yes No Name of Caseworker:_______________________________ Phone:_______________________
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Transportation Information I will provide my own transportation: Yes I need County provided transportation from: Pick Up Point: Brambleton Center Goodwill Vinton I need wheelchair accessible transportation: Yes
No Goodwill Salem - Lakeside Plaza 460 Antique Mall Home No
Payment Information __ Check __Cash __Money Order __ Credit/Debt Card (Visa, Master Card, or Discover)
Complete below only if registering for the 28th Annual Valentineâ€™s Dinner Dance Do you need a sugar free dessest?
Is a specialized meal required?
If yes, please describe:
Are you attending with a group home?
This information will help with reserved seating
28th Annual Valentineâ€™s Dinner Dance Attend the 28th Annual Valentine's Dinner Dance at the elegant Hotel Roanoke ballroom. Celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday February 11th. 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. If three or more residents are attending a group home, a staff member must accompany them. Registration closes on January 31. Program fee of $26 includes dinner, dancing and all the fun! Doors open at 5:30PM. Program fee: $26 Transportation fee: $3 Monday Feb 11 6-9PM #21790 Therapeutic Recreation Services of the Roanoke Valley 3738 Brambleton Ave SW Roanoke, VA 24018 (540) 772-7529
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3738 Brambleton Ave Roanoke, VA 24018
Registration for Winter 2013
Monday,December 10 , 8:00 AM Email