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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, 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 neurological 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.