Therapeutic recreation aims to restore or maintain the health by helping
people learn how to use their leisure activities to achieve personal
growth and their full potential.  The caring accepting attitude that a
qualified recreation therapist brings to the relationship with his or
her client helps to create free and open opportunities for
accomplishment.  Our recreation therapists are important parts of our
Long-Term Care, Complex Continuing Care, and in-patient Rehabilitation

In keeping with our model of care, our recreation therapists design
programs and services tailored to our residents' individual interests,
preferences and abilities.  These services help people overcome
potentially limiting conditions to live their lives to the fullest –
physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.  A first-rate
recreation program like the one we have developed at St. Joseph's helps
build confidence, provides for social interaction, reduces feelings of
loneliness, decreases agitation, and enriches lives by providing
opportunities for our residents to express themselves creatively.

St. Joseph's is proud to offer one of the few recreation programs in
Ontario that includes both a Horticultural Therapy Program and a Music
Therapy Program.

Other recreation services include:
  • Pet therapy
  • Community outings
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Baking program
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Special events
  • Ceramic program
  • Current events discussion group
  • Neighbourhood program
  • Italian social
  • Breakfast club
  • Computers
  • Pub night
  • Bingo
  • Shopping trips
  • Coffee hour

…and more.