The primary goal of recreation therapy is to restore or maintain health by helping people use their present abilities to their fullest through their leisure time. The Therapeutic Recreation professionals carefully design a monthly activity calendar to provide an appropriate balance of leisure time pursuits that promote healthy lifestyles. Examples may include the following:
Programs That Foster Self-Esteem And Enthusiasm For Life
- Spiritual opportunities for worship
- Community integration
- Special events
- Pet therapy
- Art expression
Programs That Enhance Companionship and New Friendships
- Intergenerational experiences
- Small groups: teas, reminiscence
- Table games
Programs That Provide Mental Stimulation to Maintain/Build Cognitive Skills
- Voting assistance
- Traveling library and library for the blind
- Specialized programs: sensory stimulation, music therapy
- Current events
Programs That Maintain The Highest Possible Level Of Physical Function
- Active games
- Exercise and workout
Family involvement through volunteering is a wonderful way to continue a relationship with your loved one and at the same time become an integral part of life around the Vista! We welcome your participation. Volunteers can provide a variety of services. The recreation department coordinates, trains and guides volunteer participation.
Resident Council meetings take place monthly to give residents an opportunity to help in the planning of events and activities. It is a forum for residents to share concerns, suggestions and praise about matters that affect their quality of life. Residents of Cascade Vista elect Resident Council board members to help in the facilitation of meetings.
Holidays and Special Family Events
Throughout the year our recreation department plans theme parties and special events to celebrate the holidays and other significant dates. We invite you to come and make a memory with us.
Pastoral Care and Visits
Spiritual and religious needs of residents are very important. Depending on the religious preferences of the individual residents, several opportunities are available for them to practice their faith and meet with clergy.
Healthy family pets are welcome to visit. We recognize that they are very therapeutic to many residents. However, please be sensitive to residents who do not share the same interest. All visiting pets must be clean and have current vaccinations. Pet therapy is an established program offered through the recreation department. If you are interested in this type of volunteerism, please contact the Recreation Therapy Department.
- Specialized clothing and shoe purchasing opportunities: we invite reputable companies to sell and display their products.
- Traveling Library. The King County Traveling Library visits on a monthly basis and provides books, magazines and videos.
- Washington Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. This service provides books on tape and delivers through the mail. Ask the recreation staff for assistance.