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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
injured service members through the Warrior Transition Battalion
City celebrates National Therapeutic Recreation Month
During this National Therapeutic Recreation Month, the City of Colorado Springs is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Recreation Program has received funding from the Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC) to continue serving injured service members at Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).
The funding provides for a City program coordinator to continue to offer adaptive sports and physical training opportunities for injured service members as an aid in their rehabilitation and mission of healing. The AFSC saw the success of the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program in working with our military community and what a benefit it is to have a Parks and Recreation Department involved in rehabbing the soldiers, and has stepped up to fund the position through July 2013.
The Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP), as part of the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, has been serving citizens since the 1970s. Its mission is to provide opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to acquire skills that enable them to participate in leisure experiences of their choice and enhance their abilities to function within a community setting. Over 20,000 individuals participate in the TRP annually through a variety of programming including outdoor adventure, arts and culture, social enrichment, community integration, leisure education, sports, fitness and aquatics. Therapeutic Recreation professionals help individuals with disabilities enhance their quality of life as well as improve or maintain physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning.