Activities and Therapeutic Recreation

“Recreation’s purpose is not to kill time, but to make life; not to keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; not to offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life.” -Author Unknown

The staff and volunteers at Christian Health Care Center have taken this motto to heart.

What is therapeutic recreation, and how does it benefit those who live at CHCC?

In short, therapeutic recreation programs are designed to facilitate patients’ physical and emotional well-being by providing activities that help improve cognitive, social and motor functioning.

Structured activities at CHCC are part of a holistic program that has been designed to help individuals keep their minds and bodies fresh in all kinds of ways.

Even a single 20-minute exercise session, for example, can help people significantly reduce anxiety and stress. Activities such as board games and bingo, both favorites at CHCC, help improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and gross motor movement.

Some of our residents’ favorite activities include music, socializing, scenic outings near Lynden, worship services, pet visits, movie nights and bingo. Sounds fun, right?

At Christian Health Care Center we know that positive, engaged interactions are critical to maintaining and even improving health and well-being, regardless of age or ability. Learn more here.