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Meaningful and Purposeful Activities are planned that Develop and Enhance:

  • leisure awareness
  • personal growth & development
  • self-esteem
  • increased independence
  • social skills
  • community awareness
  • self-confidence
  • community pride
  • communication
  • fine & gross motor coordination
  • health & wellness
  • quality of life

    Social Recreation, Special Interest/Wellness Classes and
    Co-Sponsorship Programs provide opportunities to
    his/her own level of functioning.  Programs and activities
    are positive, achievable and non-competitive oriented
    focusing on one's ABILITIES rather than disabilities 


    Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and qualified Therapeutic Recreation Staff ensure the highest quality and knowledge of therapeutic modalities and intervention. Enthusiastic teams of Therapeutic Recreation Leaders serve as positive role models and are prepared to meet the social and recreational needs of individuals with disabilities. Disabilities served include, but are not limited to, developmental disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, aphasia, hearing/visual impairments and emotional/behavioral challenges.

    There are a variety of social recreation programs offering participants (ages 4 - 65+) an opportunity to experience recreational activities in a positive, fun and welcoming environment. Activities may include group games, music, fitness/exercise, arts and crafts, dancing, creative dramatics, table games, sports and more. Program goals emphasize social and physical development. There are also special interest programs including social interest clubs by age range, dance programs, exercise programs, swimming, and more. For more information on the programs offered and staff-to-participant ratios, see the information in the current Recreation Activities Guide.


    For more information on the City's Therapeutic Recreation Services, contact the Santa Clara Senior Center at (408) 615-3170 or email


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