Watching a sporting event, catching a movie, grabbing a bite with friends and family, going for a walk or attending social functions—these are some of the things that make up our weekends. Activities like these keep us connected with those we care about and help us to stay fit and enjoy our lives.
As much as possible, PSRS strives to support and encourage clients to incorporate these experiences into their daily lives.
Depending on the interests and needs of each client, the Community Support Specialist works with that client to help him or her experience and pursue interesting activities; whether these are favorite hobbies or brand new experiences, we are committed to supporting our clients live their lives to the fullest and actively participate in their communities.
- Getting Out In The Community
PSRS’ clients engage in a wide range of community activities, depending on client preference and physical ability. From bowling and swimming to walking, hiking and biking local trails, attending preferred religious services or dining at a favorite restaurant our clients enjoy getting out into their local communities. In addition to the individual activities listed several clients play team sports, exercise at local health clubs and participate in Special Olympics.
- New Adventures, Travels & Friendships
In addition to the outdoor activities already mentioned, such as hiking and biking, many of our participants enjoy therapeutic horseback riding at Camp Berachah and Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. The natural beauty of our region also affords ample opportunities to enjoy fishing, boating and camping in some of our country’s most breathtaking state parks. Several of our clients participate in downhill and cross-country skiing programs through the Outdoors for All program. Many of our clients create goals to save up to take a vacation. Some of their past vacations include destinations such as Disneyland; Vancouver, B.C.; Victoria, B.C.; Seaside, Oregon; Ocean Shores, Washington; Leavenworth, Washington; and the Mall of America.Helping our clients participate with and engage in their communities is one of the most vital things we do. From trips to the local recreation center to weekly church attendance to visits with friends and family, we help our clients build relationships and connect with the people that matter most.
- Indoor Activities
In addition to the activities that focus on exploring new places, strengthening the body and connecting with others, we also support our clients who enjoy activities closer to home, such as reading, listening to music, latch-hooking, playing board games, doing puzzles, watching television or a movie, and playing musical instruments.