What is Recreation Therapy

Recreational therapy is a form of treatment that uses recreation and other activities to address the assessed needs of individuals with limitations, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.

Major Benefits for Seniors

Stress Management

Recreation therapy establishes a routine and provides a supportive and engaging environment through activities like art & music therapy, thus giving our clients a sense of accomplishment and purpose which in turn reduces their feelings of anxiety, depression, and/or stress.

Physical Health

Armstrong senior care services can improve physical health by increasing overall activity levels, improving mobility and flexibility, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases. By engaging in activities like daily exercises, yoga, tai chi, seniors can improve their physical fitness, which can lead to a better quality of life and greater independence.

Cognitive Function

Our programs enhance cognitive functioning in seniors by engaging their minds in stimulating activities that promote cognitive skills such as memory, problem-solving, attention, and creativity. These activities may include brain games, puzzles, music, and art, which can help improve cognitive abilities through mental stimulation, sensory stimulation, and social interaction.

Improved Socialization

Recreation therapy increases socialization for seniors by providing opportunities to engage in meaningful social interactions and build social connections. Through outings in the community, seniors can connect with others, form friendships, and reduce social isolation. We encourage socialization by fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes interaction, communication, and companionship.

Other Benefits

  • Reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Reducing symptoms of dementia such as agitation, aggression & wandering.
  • Improving socialization and communication skills.
  • Increasing self-esteem and self-worth.
  • Providing a sense of accomplishment and purpose.
  • Helping individuals adapt to and cope with disabilities or chronic conditions.
  • Reducing isolation.
  • Improving overall quality of life.

How We Use Recreation Therapy

See our specific programs and strategies to bring the benefits of rec therapy to your loved ones’