“If you are in a bad mood go for a walk.If you are still in a bad mood go for another walk.”
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 and 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, biking or hiking. You'll need patience and focus, two qualities that translate into recovery life. The necessary social skills can be learned while playing tennis, golf, 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. Our area offers a wide variety of activities, yoga is included but other activities are offered at cost and are not included in the residence fee.