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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Bowling
  • Gardening
  • Golf
  • Handcycling
  • Kayaking
  • Snow Skiing
  • Softball
Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program :

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Helen Hayes Hospital is dedicated to enabling individuals of all abilities to lead active, healthy lifestyles. Participation in sports and recreational pursuits helps to make this possible.

Our recreational therapy staff, along with physical therapists and other rehabilitation professionals, encourages patients to explore a range of activities. This process is incorporated into the rehabilitation program, and continues once patients are discharged back to the community. Exposure to new leisure activities, as well as re-introduction to activities favored prior to being injured, speeds the recovery process and demonstrates that living a full and enjoyable life is within reach.

Current and former patients, as well as individuals with disabilities living in the community, are given opportunities to participate in a range of recreational activities. All activities are supervised by trained staff, taking into account individual needs and abilities. Equipment can be adapted as necessary and patients are encouraged to utilize newly developed skills and techniques acquired through rehabilitation.

Activities include the following:
  • Aquatics
  • Gardening
  • Kayaking
  • Hand cycling
  • Snow skiing
  • Softball
  • Bowling
  • Ceramics
  • Golf: the hospital's GolfAbility program teaches the basics of golf to individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments.