Rosecrance celebrates National Therapeutic Recreation Week

July 15, 2011

National Therapeutic Recreation Week, which was established by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, has been celebrated during the second week of July every year since 1984.

To celebrate, staff and patients at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus this year played “Minute to Win It.”

If you haven’t seen the show, here’s what it’s all about:
Everyday Americans compete in 60-second challenges with household objects for a shot at a million bucks. No, there was not a million bucks on the line, but other prizes were offered.

The purpose of National Therapeutic Recreation Week is to enhance public awareness of therapeutic recreation programs and services, and expand recreation and leisure opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic recreation uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life.

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