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Shepherd Center Offers 2016 Recreation Therapy Events and Outings

The Shepherd Center Recreation Therapy Program encourages all former patients and their families to participate in its upcoming events in 2016. From sporting events to workshops to trips large and small, the hospital's recreation therapy program has something to satisfy every interest.

What:  Shepherd Center Adaptive Ski Trip/SkiMore Tours

When:  Feb. 7-12, 2016

Where:  Challenge Aspen, Snow Mass, Colo.

Cost:  Adaptive Skier, Weston Hotel $2,229.50 or $2,299.50 via PayPal

          Companion, Westin Hotel $1,179.50 or $1,219 via PayPal

          Adaptive Skier, Holiday Inn Express $1,804.50 or $1,864 via PayPal

          Companion, Holiday Inn Express $ 754.50 or $ 791.50 via PayPal

For more information:  Contact Katie Murphy

What:  Bird Watching

When:  April 22-23, 2016

Where:  Unicoi State Park, Helen, Ga.

For more information:  Contact Wendy Battaglia

WhatShepherd Center’s annual Adventure Skills Workshop (ASW) includes adaptive waterskiing, scuba diving, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, four-wheeling, swimming, target shooting and wall climbing.

When:  May 20-22, 2016

Where:  Lake Martin in Jackson’s Gap, Ala. ASW is held at Camp ASCCA, a wheelchair-accessible facility.

Cost:  The cost is $225 per person and includes meals, lodging and instruction. The cost for a caregiver to attend ASW is $200.

For more information:  Contact Kelly Edens

For more information about recreation therapy services, call 404-350-7375

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.