Therapeutic Recreation

For up-to-date information about therapeutic recreation programming please see our TR program calendar or call the automated phone line at 216-658-4600. 

Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Cleveland Sight Center's Therapeutic Recreation Department offers a wide range of activity-based programming to enhance one’s blindness rehabilitation program including decreasing social isolation, introducing leisure activities, promoting overall health and wellness, decreasing leisure barriers, and assisting with integration in community-based programming.

Clients interested in participating in TR programming must contact department staff to get registered and complete appropriate paperwork.

Please see below for information on our weekly, monthly and community-based TR programming, our community integration program, Highbrook Lodge and our provider-supported programming. November and December schedules are currently available!

For more information, contact: 
 
Mollie Evans: Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
phone: (216) 791-8118 ext. 4597  

Weekly TR Programming

Therapeutic recreation programming takes place at CSC on a weekly basis. Unique, goal-driven programming is facilitated by Department staff every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm in CSC’s Therapeutic Recreation Room.

Complete list of TR department weekly program offerings include:

  • Art & Wellness: programming focused on art, crafts, cooking, poetry, meditation, mindfulness, horticulture and more. Facilitated by TR staff. Held Mondays from 10am-12pm.
  • Therapeutic Fine Arts: programming focused on music, dance, drama, humor, culture and more. Facilitated by TR staff. Held Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.
  • Leisure & Adventure: programming focused on games, sports, leisure education, outdoor and nature-based, adventure-based, exploration and more. Facilitated by TR staff. Held Thursdays from 10am-12pm.
  • Latin Dance: in partnership with Viva Dance Studio. Held Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm.
  • Yoga: led by two local yoga instructors. Held Thursdays from 5:00-6:30pm.

Weekly programming takes place from September through April. For exact dates or more information, refer to our TR program calendar or call 216-658-4600.

Monthly TR Programming

The Department offers a few programs that are held monthly including:

  • Saturday Arts: volunteer led art program held one Saturday a month (fall – spring) from 10am-12pm.
  • Bike & Hike: in partnership with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Held one Saturday a month (spring – fall). CSC transportation available for a fee.
  • Winner’s Club: a socially-based educational program held four times a year. Facilitated by TR staff with occasional guest presenters.

Community Based Programming

Community based programs currently offered by the Department include:

  • Audio Described Theater - Cleveland Sight Center provides audio description accessibility services for local theaters and other agencies throughout Greater Cleveland. Agencies in need of this service should contact TRS, Mollie Evans at least two weeks before the event so all efforts can be made to secure a volunteer audio describer for the event.
  • Rowing – in partnership with volunteers from the Western Reserve Rowing Association, CSC clients increase health and wellness through rowing including conditioning, learning to row and even competing. This program typically takes place in the spring and summer.
  • Social Events – volunteer-led, community based social events for adults who are registered CSC clients. These events allow for socialization with other peers with vision loss while provide information about resources in the community. Each meeting differs slightly but typically offers a light meal or snack, socialization time and a scheduled program. Time, date, and locations may vary. An adult family member is welcome to attend with client.
  • Victory Circle: meets the third Tuesday of the month in Chagrin Falls, from 12:30pm – 1:30pm.
  • Anchor Club: meets Wednesday evenings. Call 216-791-8118 for dates and times.
  • Southwest Club: meets the fourth Monday of the month from 11:00am - 1:00pm at Parma Senior Center, from September to December and again March to May.
  • Golf – CSC’s golf program pair’s clients with a volunteer in the community to help learn and prefect one’s game of golf. Golfing takes place at local Northeast Ohio golf courses both on the east and west sides. Fees associated with this program. Typically takes place in the spring and summer. 

Community Integration

Cleveland Sight Center's Therapeutic Recreation department offers 1:1 community integration for clients interested in pursuing recreation and leisure programming in their communities. Aspects of this service may include:

  • Collaboration in identifying community recreation and leisure programming;
  • Assistance with identifying transportation options to/from activity;
  • Introduction of client with key staff or volunteers of program;
  • General orientation of facility where program takes place;
  • Identifying and assisting in reducing barriers to full participation, including adaptations. 

Highbrook Lodge

Cleveland Sight Center's Highbrook Lodge offers children, families, and adults overnight camp experiences during the summer as well as Fall Weekend and Winter WeekendFor more information about Highbrook Lodge click here.

Provider-Supported Programs

Cleveland Sight Center also offers a handful of provider-supported program options. These programs are held at CSC and may be facilitated by a volunteer or a client. These programs take place on Tuesdays from fall to spring and include line dance, crochet, chess, and music/instrument group. In addition, in partnership with the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, a book discussion group meets one Wednesday a month (fall-spring).

For more details and times please call the automated phone line at 216-658-4600.

 

Questions? Please call CSC (216-791-8118) and ask to speak to the TR Department.