Therapeutic Recreation Services
Therapeutic Recreation Department of St. Catherine of Siena Nursing
And Rehabilitation Care Center addresses the leisure related needs
of the individuals residing in the facility. Recognizing that
each person has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs
that must be met and respected, we dedicate ourselves to fulfilling
these needs with dignity through supportive programming. We will
accomplish this through the provision of professional programs
and services which assist the resident in eliminating barriers
to leisure, developing leisure skills and attitudes, and optimizing
We believe that each resident is ultimately responsible for their own leisure lifestyle through the choices they make or do not make. However, the Therapeutic Recreation Department is responsible for offering appealing, challenging, meaningful, and feasible opportunities to stimulate resident involvement. This in turn contributes to the quality of life experienced by the resident.
We will also create and provide opportunities for residents to expand their leisure lifestyle and learn new skills or become reacquainted with past involvements to encourage continued growth and development. We make provisions for all residents to assume leadership responsibilities, use their initiative in selecting and participating in activities, participating at his/her optimal level of functioning and to progress at his/her own speed as our programs are modified to assure success experiences for each resident.
We Provide has an array of programs including cocktail hours, poker, bingo and crafts groups are just a few of the activities we offer.
We also have traditional and touch screen computers with web cam capability available, Wii game programs and pet therapy. We have a great connection with our community and often host local groups who visit and entertain our residents throughout the year. In the nicer weather we do many out door activities including barbeques and Summer Concert Series
Our ADA-equipped transport bus allows us to take trips to local restaurants and shops as well as Belmont Racetrack, Atlantis Marine World, the Vanderbilt Planetarium and the Port Jeff Ferry
We take trips out of the facility as often as possible to local sites, restaurants and shops and look forward to yearly outings to Yankee Stadium, Citifield and Foxwoods Casino. We also are very proud of our team that competes in the annual Golden Games at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
Our focus for each resident and patient is enhancing their quality of life.