"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." ~ Plato
Stationary and Traveling Groups
Trading Reins offers two types of seniors groups: Stationary and traveling groups.
Stationary groups are groups help in the community for seniors to come to. These are drop-in programs.
Traveling programs are programs that come to you. Programs can be offered anywhere where there is space and people wanting to gather.
Leisure Land Shelburne
This group is open to anyone 55 and over who is looking for a space to connect with people and enjoy some fun and games. Participants get the opportunity to decide on the activities done in the group. Some examples of past activities include: euchre, learning new card games, music trivia, game shows, board games, brain games, and more.
When: Thursdays 2:30-4:00pm
Where: Shelburne Public Library
* The current activity calendar is available on request
There are currently 2 available traveling programs. Other programs can be specially designed upon request. Cost of traveling programs is $12 per person.
Movers and Shakers
Combining music and gentle exercise movements this program is a fun way to get moving! Exercises can be done seated or standing - whichever you prefer. Music selections focus on a variety of popular songs and artists with a variety of tempos.
Similar to the stationary Leisure Land Shelburne program, this program is a social group that offers a variety of activities chosen by the participants and facilitated and/or adapted by the recreation therapist. You are in control!
Therapeutic Respite Services
What are Therapeutic Respite Services?
Therapeutic Respite Service is an individual service to support people with a variety of life challenges to reach goals and participate in life to the best of their ability. Each service is tailored to the person's needs. Goals are set with the person and/or family and plans are made together to achieve these goals. This also provides some much needed time for caregivers to breathe and/or complete tasks they need to do. Services can be received in the community at places such as an arena, library, or other places where you participate in recreation or leisure activities or in the comfort of your own home.
Examples of Therapeutic Respite Services
Therapeutic Respite Services are designed specifically for each client's needs. However, here are a few examples of services received in the past:
Recreation support person in a community swimming lesson program.
Post-surgery support - includes accountability partner for physiotherapy supplied exercises, recreation and leisure activities, companionship, and cognitive stimulation activities.
Skill-focused recreation therapy - post-stroke board games to work on fine motor skills and dexterity.
Recreation Navigation helping find and connect recreation programs of interest and look into necessary adaptations to make participation easier.
Working on a puzzle with someone with late stage cancer while family went grocery shopping - puzzles a favourite activity and led to great conversations.