Promoting the therapeutic benefits of recreation and leisure activities was the focus of the Lyndhurst All Star Games held on August 21, 2019 at Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Center for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation.
Guests were welcomed with an entertaining Dance Pack performance that included nursing student, survivor of the Danforth shooting, and Lyndhurst Centre patient Danielle Kane during the opening ceremonies. Patients, families, staff, and volunteers then enjoyed activities such as bocce, handcycling, and wheelchair basketball followed by a BBQ lunch. Stations provided information about Canadian recreation and leisure resources, such as art and music.
This annual event brings our community together to share in new experiences and the possibilities of participating in adapted sports, recreation and leisure activities. In previous years, Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program staff noticed much higher participation in therapeutic recreation following these games. Recreational therapy can help:
- Improve Physical Abilities
- Promote Greater Self-Reliance
- Enrich the Quality of Life
- Manage Stress
- Enhance Community Re-Integration
Entirely funded through corporate sponsorship, we are grateful to the following for making the Lyndhurst All Star Games possible: Coloplast, Motion Specialties, Neinstein Lawyers, and Permobil.
Toronto Rehab has an unparalleled wealth of experience helping patients with spinal cord injuries or disease rebuild their skills, reintegrate into the community, and recapture their lives. The largest program of its kind in Canada, the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Program at Lyndhurst Centre also offers the latest innovations in brain and spine rehabilitation such as robotics, brain/machine interface, functional electrical stimulation and other smart technologies that are helping make incredible happen for many of our patients.