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Recreation & Wellness

    Results: 21

  • Arts and Crafts Instruction (11)
    PL-7400.0500

    Arts and Crafts Instruction

    PL-7400.0500

    Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other opportunities for people who want to learn or perfect their skills and techniques in any of a variety of visual art forms or crafts.
  • Arts and Culture (17)
    TA

    Arts and Culture

    TA

    Programs that promote, support, produce and/or provide access to the arts and humanities and other experiences which encourage creativity, and also reflect and preserve the collective artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage of the community.
  • Companionship (1)
    PH-1400

    Companionship

    PH-1400

    Programs that provide friendship and shared activities and/or appropriate role models for individuals who suffer from lack of company, loneliness or social isolation; who need emotional support from a "buddy" to cope with a difficult life situation; who need practice conversing in English; or who lack the companionship and guidance of an adult or figure or peer role model.
  • Dance Instruction (2)
    PL-7400.1700

    Dance Instruction

    PL-7400.1700

    Programs that provide classes or individual lessons for people who want to learn or perfect their skills, grace, rhythm, coordination and individual expression when executing or participating in any of a number of different dance forms.
  • Exercise Classes/Groups (33)
    PL-6600.1800

    Exercise Classes/Groups

    PL-6600.1800

    Programs that offer a general program of exercise for people who are concerned about maintaining their physical fitness which may include walking, stretching and other similar activities.
  • Friendly Outreach Programs (13)
    PH-1400.1900

    Friendly Outreach Programs

    PH-1400.1900

    Programs that reach out to people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, are socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world. Included may be in-person visits, telephone calls, Internet chat sessions or other forms of contact.
  • Health Fairs (8)
    LH-2700.2900

    Health Fairs

    LH-2700.2900

    Organizations that sponsor expositions which offer health screenings and a wide variety of informational materials for participants. Health fairs are offered in many locations including parks, recreation centers, senior centers, schools and malls and offer stations for health history, height, weight, visual acuity, a blood profile and a general health review and referral as well as a variety of optional screenings which may include dermatology, hearing, podiatry, dental, glaucoma, allergy testing and the blood test for prostate cancer. Educational materials are usually available in a number of languages and may include information about AIDS/HIV, environmental health, prenatal care, heart disease and other community health topics. Some sites may also offer "Ask the Pharmacist" booths for information about medication.
  • Holistic Health Care (1)
    LT-0500.3100

    Holistic Health Care

    LT-0500.3100

    Programs that have the health care perspective that focuses on the integration of the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person, emphasizing the importance of perceiving the individual, regardless of symptoms, as a being who requires balance and harmony in all of these aspects, both internally and in relationship to the environment.
  • Mentoring Programs (9)
    PH-1400.5000

    Mentoring Programs

    PH-1400.5000

    Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.
  • Multipurpose Centers (11)
    TC-5500

    Multipurpose Centers

    TC-5500

    Programs that provide facilities where a wide variety of services are made available to the community.
  • Music Instruction (1)
    PL-7400.5500

    Music Instruction

    PL-7400.5500

    Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other opportunities for people who want to learn or perfect their skills in music composition and/or performance.
  • Needlecraft Instruction (4)
    PL-7400.6000

    Needlecraft Instruction

    PL-7400.6000

    Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other opportunities for people who want to learn or improve their ability to design, make and finish garments and craft items utilizing a wide variety of construction techniques.
  • Nutrition Education (31)
    LH-2700.6000

    Nutrition Education

    LH-2700.6000

    Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
  • Parks/Recreation Areas (58)
    PL-6400

    Parks/Recreation Areas

    PL-6400

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public recreational facilities and grounds which can be used for a variety of leisure-time activities. Included are amusement parks, beaches, camps, public gardens, harbor/marina areas, zoos and a broad range of recreational facilities that are available in community; state and national parks; schools and universities; and other recreational areas.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (43)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Recreational Aids (2)
    LH-0600.7000

    Recreational Aids

    LH-0600.7000

    Programs that pay for or provide equipment or other products which have been modified to enhance the manner in which people with disabilities can take part in the leisure time pursuits of their choice. Included are modified dog leashes, craft making items, sewing accessories, games, puzzles, cards, video equipment, sports equipment, cycling equipment, toys and other similar products.
  • Social Clubs/Events (2)
    PS-8000

    Social Clubs/Events

    PS-8000

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to meet and socialize with their peers through dances, parties, picnics, barbecues and other companionable activities. Included are men's clubs; women's clubs; singles clubs; clubs for individuals who have a common ethnic background, religion or country of origin; and similar groups whose primary purpose in gathering is to pass the time in an enjoyable manner.
  • Special Interest Clubs (2)
    PS-8200

    Special Interest Clubs

    PS-8200

    Programs that provide organized opportunities for individuals of all ages to pursue hobbies or other specific interests in cooperation with others who have the same interest, often through the medium of a club or society which is under the leadership of people who are knowledgeable or skilled in the area.
  • Special Olympics (3)
    PL-8000.5500-850

    Special Olympics

    PL-8000.5500-850

    An international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities which features a variety of sports and games. Children must be age eight or older to compete. Special Olympics events include alpine skiing, aquatics (swimming, diving, flotation races), athletics (running and track and field), badminton, basketball, bocce, bowling, cross country skiing, cycling, equestrian, figure skating, floor hockey, golf, gymnastics, powerlifting, roller skating, sailing, soccer, softball, speedskating, table tennis, team handball, tennis and volleyball. Included are organizations that sponsor, organize, hold, promote, sell tickets to and publicize the events; provide information about competition schedules; and/or maintain information about current standings.
  • Weight Management (1)
    LT-9500

    Weight Management

    LT-9500

    Programs that utilize one or a variety of techniques including nutrition education, exercise, special diets, protein sparing fasting, behavior modification, hypnosis, medication or surgery to help individuals who have a weight control problem gain or lose weight to achieve a more healthful body weight and develop a lifestyle that allows them to maintain that weight.
  • Wish Foundations (1)
    LH-6300.9500

    Wish Foundations

    LH-6300.9500

    Programs that grant wishes which will enrich the lives of people who are unable to fulfill them on their own, e.g., a visit to Disneyland, an opportunity to meet a film star or sports personality or a reunion with family members. Also included are programs that arrange trips or other experiences for individuals and groups. Most wish fulfillment programs serve children and adults who are terminally or gravely ill. Other populations may include seniors, veterans and individuals who are chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused.
 
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