We all need to balance rest and play. When we play, we do better together, not alone.
We need to play together to feel alive. We need to share together to feel whole. At any age, we need to exercise and breathe!
One of the residents coordinates recreational outings for the house. Recreation does more than provide a fun break. It also is a source for making friends and connecting. What's the first thing you do when you've gone through a physically challenge, you smile at your neighbor. You need to share this moment. Connection defines recovery.
Exercising together gives residents a chance to do something they never thought would never happen to them, they have fun in recovery and make friends. It is easier to keep away from drugs and alcohol when you're exercising or playing on a team and staying active kayaking or biking or hiking. You'll need patience and focus, two qualities that translate into recovery life. The social skills you need you can begin to learn while playing softball, basketball, volleyball, biking and hiking. Horseback riding and ropes demonstrate to residents that they can step out of their comfort zone, be vulnerable and receive help from willing others. Getting physically active literally results in feeling naturally rewarded and sets the tone for the rest of the day. Everyone comes away invigorated with more self-awareness and a deeper understanding of themselves and the rewards of recovery and friendship. We offer a wide variety of activities, gym and yoga are included but other activities are offered at cost. They are not included in the residence fee.