Our recreation department focuses on providing adults with disabilities access to a wide range of activities that offer the possibility of learning, improved physical fitness, and fun, in a safe environment.
At the Center’s day program clients have the opportunity to participate in team sports, and individual exercise. The Center has an on-site adaptive fitness facility, which clients may access to improve their physical fitness. Our recreation department staff also organizes activities to practice fine and gross motor skills.
The Center also partners with a wide range of organizations in the community to give clients access to their resources and expertise. Dance instructors from the University of Utah teach and choreograph dances for our clients, and musicians from Heart and Soul music visit to perform. The Elk’s lodge sponsors Halloween and Christmas Parties at their facilities. The Center partners with the National Ability Center, who provides adaptive ski lessons and horseback riding facilities, and SPLORE, who provide opportunities for day canoe trips and multi-day rafting adventures. Clients of the Center also compete in basketball, bocce, track and field, tee ball, and bowling through the Special Olympics.
Through the recreation program clients are able to participate in community outings to go swimming, attend the state fair, the circus, Salt Lake Bees games, Utah Grizzlies games, and Disney on Ice, as well as many other opportunities that arise throughout the year.
The Work Activity Center partners with interns from the Salt Lake Community College Fitness Technician Program and the University of Utah department of Exercise and Sports Science. These interns donate more than 1000 hours per year, leading group and individual fitness sessions for clients of the Center. These volunteer hours make a great difference in the lives of those they reach, and provide volunteers with valuable experiences working with adults with disabilities.