Shepherd Center Hosts 2019 Recreation Therapy Events and Outings
Recreation therapy events provide physical activity, education, skill development, community reintegration -- and fun!
The Shepherd Center Recreation Therapy Program encourages all former patients, their families and community members to participate in its upcoming events in 2019. From sporting events to health and wellness clinics to trips large and small, the hospital's recreation therapy program has something to satisfy every interest.
The mission of Shepherd Center’s Recreation Therapy Department is to help people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease to lead healthy and active lifestyles as independently as possible through the use of recreation activities, providing education, skill development and community reintegration opportunities.
For a complete list of events, download the Recreation Therapy 2019 Event Brochure, and visit the Recreation Therapy event page on Shepherd.org. Registration for Adventure Skills Workshop will open February 14. More information about the AJC Peachtree Road Race will be available soon.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.