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Somerset County Park Therapeutic Recreation Program – NEW JERSEY
The Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Department is dedicated to providing year round recreation and leisure opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. The goal of the TR department is to promote an active leisure lifestyle that improves social, physical, cognitive and emotional functioning and health while enhancing each participant’s abilities. With highly qualified staff at programs, participants can register for many types of programs. By providing a variety of social, cultural, artistic, culinary, sports, fitness, community outings, horticulture, and special events, participants can recreate in the day, evening, or weekend.
Benefits to participation may include improving social skills, enhancing self–esteem, improving overall health and well-being and physical ability, enhancing communication skills, constructive use of leisure time and eliminating boredom leading to reduction of stress and anxiety. Come discover the benefits with us.
The department recognizes that some people with disabilities may choose to participate in recreation programs and/or camps with persons without disabilities. The TR staff helps to support inclusion by assisting other Somerset County Park Commission departments and municipal recreation departments with program adaptation or modification, behavior management support, and staff training. The staff will assess a person’s abilities and develop a written accommodation plan that includes supports and strategies necessary in order for the person to be successfully included in a recreation program. Remember, inclusion benefits everyone
To be placed on our mailing list, find out about registration, or obtain more information about these programs, please contact the Therapeutic Recreation office at 908 526-5650. We are here to help you recreate! Individuals with a hearing/speech impairment, please call the Relay Service @ 711. Click here for the Therapeutic Recreation Brochure. (PDF)
Dina M. Trunzo, CTRS, Manager, Therapeutic Recreation
908 722-1200 ext. 234