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VA Maryland Health Care System

 

Recreation Therapy at Loch Raven VA Medical Center

Recreation Therapy provides treatment to Veterans with illnesses and/or disabling conditions. Rehabilitation and wellness is provided by accessing each individual’s interests, abilities and needs. Recreation interventions are implemented based upon the individualized needs of each Veteran.


Mission of Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy provides the highest quality health care by empowering Veterans to improve their quality of life by enhancing and maintaining a healthy leisure lifestyle.


Benefits of Recreation Therapy

Decrease:

  • Agitation and Anxiety
  • Boredom and Depression
  • Medication Intake
  • Pain
  • Rehabilitation Time
  • Sleeplessness

Increase:

  • Cognition
  • Coordination
  • Leisure Time Knowledge
  • Motivation
  • Motor Skills
  • Physical and Mental Strength

Useful Links:

American Therapeutic Recreation Association: https://www.atra-online.com/

National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic: http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/wsc/index.asp

National Veterans Creative Arts Festival: http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

National Veterans Golden Age Games: http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/gag/index.asp

National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic: http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/ssc/index.asp

National Veterans Wheelchair Games: http://wheelchairgames.org/

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Loch Raven VA Medical Center
    Room 130

Contact Number(s)

  • 410-605-7513
  • 800-463-6295 Ext. 7513

Hours of Operation

  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.