North Zone

Alberta Health Services - Therapeutic Recreation Services

This service supports people who have physical, mental, social, and emotional limitations that affect their ability to engage in meaningful recreation and leisure experiences by assessing past, present and future interests, abilities and strengths and providing programs that promote wellness and reduce or eliminate barriers preventing a meaningful and healthly leisure lifestyle.

Due to COVID-19, service times may vary. Call to confirm.

Therapeutic recreation is important to a person's quality of life. With this in mind, this service:

  • uses recreation and leisure as the primary modality to improve, maintain or prevent decline of physicial, social, cognitive, and emotional health
  • interventions are enjoyable, meaningful, focused and based on individual preferences, values and strenghts
  • strives to remove barriers to recreation and leisure participation
  • enables clients to continue to pursue their recreational and leisure interests/activities
  • addresses social needs to help prevent isolation and loneliness
  • helps client adjust to a placement and changes in health
Key Provider: recreation therapists, recreation therapy aides
Yes, Service is targeted primarily for residents residing in continuing care and acute care patients waiting placement. Also available on a consultative basis only for individuals in the communities who require this service due to medical reasons.
Application Process
Referral Process: Yes,

Referrals can be received from family physicians, Home Care, or other Allied Health professionals.

Waiting Period: N/A,
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: N/AMembership Fee: No
Documents Required

Referrals can be received from family physicians, Home Care, or other Allied Health professionals.

Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Last Updated On
January 26, 2018
4517 53 Street
Athabasca, AB, T9S 1K4
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