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New Document! Physical Activity Fair Manual

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New Document on Hosting Activity Fairs!

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New document on hosting a physical activity fair!

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Recommendations for Physical Activity: A Supportive Intervention Guide

This guide provides a summary of some of the physical and mental health benefits associated with physical activity, as well as recommendations for participation in community-based exercise. This document explains some details of the current research for this topic and

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Guide to Supporting Physical Activity

This guide, developed by Whitney Strange as her master’s project in the Master of Science in Recreation Therapy program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, under the direction of Dr. Gretchen Snethen at Temple University, was created as a means to enhance

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Fact sheets for supporting physical activity

Walking Fact Sheets Provider: This fact sheet provides suggestions for creating an exercise program within your agency, specifically a walking program. This fact sheet explains how a walking program can benefit individuals with psychiatric disabilities. Throughout this document, there are

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New Resource Available: Make time for fun!

This resource offers activity ideas you can do with loved ones and tips on making it happen. Compiled by our Recreational Therapists, this resources will help to ensure any outing goes off without a hitch. You can visit our Relationship

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Enhancing Family Leisure Fact Sheets

Enhancing Family Leisure fact sheets provide both consumers and providers with a resource that defines family leisure and explains the various types of leisure and their benefits. The fact sheets provide readers with an opportunity to learn about initiating conversations

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ICAN PLAY Leisure Manual

We have developed a 68-page manual intended to promote community-based activity participation among consumers.  The manual includes information related to the importance of leisure and lists free to low-cost opportunities available in Philadelphia. This booklet is intended to encourage readers

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Spring 2014 Research

We are excited to announce that the following research projects will begin data collection soon. These projects will help us better understand the levels of community participation that individuals with psychiatric disabilities engage compared to those without, as well as

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