People join recreational groups for many reasons—for enjoyment, exercise, and socialization. They look forward to the daily planned activities, such as Monday bowling, Saturday hikes, or Sunday book discussions. Most of all, when people take breaks from everyday responsibilities, they return to them later, refreshed and motivated. In a way, recreation re-creates us.
Deaf and deaf-blind Seniors who avail of adult day services in New York also enjoy recreational activities just like anybody else. To prevent isolation and lack of independence that are often caused by their disabilities, they need to stay physically and mentally active even more than we do.
Social adult daycare in Brooklyn offers various leisure and recreational activities that will enable deaf and deaf-blind seniors to take part and enjoy it, as well as meet other people. They may join others in board and card games or even participate in competitions with great prizes. Holiday parties are also arranged for members, their families, and friends at different locations.
However, it can be challenging to help those who are deaf-blind put recreation into their lives, especially those who are isolated because of their disability. To do so, it is best to start with the individual by considering the following questions:
- What are they interested in?
- What are this person’s favorite activities?
- With whom do they prefer to spend leisure time?
- At what time of day is recreation most enjoyable for this person?
Deaf Wellness and Recreation Center specializes in helping the lives of those who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or have other related health conditions by offering programs and services that cater to their individual needs.