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    Therapeutic Recreation Wire -January 2016

    Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Karla Gray

    TR Senior Manager

    [email protected]


    Danielle Dobbs-Jackson

    TR Specialist

    [email protected]

    Karen Howard

    TR [email protected]

    Melissa JohnsonTR [email protected]

    Ariel Kliem

    TR [email protected]


    Shannon Maxwell

    TR Specialist

    [email protected]


    Jana McMullen

    TR Specialist

    [email protected]


    Stacey Thomas

    TR Specialist

    [email protected]


    Therapeutic Recreation Section

    Contact Information

    Staff Spotlight!!

    Meet Melissa!

    Melissa has been with TR since

    September 2014!

    Here are some Fun Facts about her!!

    I am a true Charlotte native--my family has

    been in this area since they came from Scotland

    in the mid-


    It is a lifelong dream to go on the Price is Right

    and win the Showcase prize.

    I really enjoy being outdoors and doing most all

    outdoor activities, and hope to pass that same

    appreciation of nature onto my daughter.

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    Wilderness Bunch North

    For teens and young adults, ages 16 to 35, with

    disabilitiesDrop off/Pick up at 865 South Street, Davidson


    Friday, January 29th -Sunday, January 31st

    Drop off at 3:30pm Friday, Pick up 3pm Sunday

    [email protected]

    Enjoy the great outdoors from the warmth andcomfort of a cabin at Morrow Mountain State

    Park! Drop off and pick up location will be

    located at 865 South Street in Davidson. We will

    spend two nights "camping" in the heated cabins,

    and keep busy with a lot of different activities

    including crafts and visiting local sites.

    Participants must be completely independent in

    self-care. Registration is required and the

    deadline to register is Friday, January 22,


    Schools Out Club for Youth and Teens

    For youth, ages 6-12, with disabilities

    For teens, ages 13-21, with disabilities

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center

    2219 Tyvola Road

    January 25th (Monday)

    8:30 am 4:30 pm


    [email protected]

    Come spend your days out of school having fun andgoing on adventures with your friends! We will take

    trips, play games, do arts and crafts and more! All of

    these activities are used to promote peer interaction a

    appropriate social skills, physical activity, and


    Kids Holiday Baking

    For youth, ages 5 -12, with disabilities

    Robert B Blythe Building

    102 Gilead Rd, Huntersville NC

    December 16th (Wednesday)

    5:00 pm -7:00 pm


    [email protected]

    Children will bake holiday treats and build amazing g

    gerbread houses. They will take home what they bake

    and the corresponding recipes!


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    Little Gymsters

    For pre-school and youth, ages 4-10, with

    disabilitiesMyGYM SouthPark

    5110 Park Rd #2D,

    Charlotte NC 28209January 8th February 12th (Fridays)

    4:00 pm 5:00 pm$40.00

    [email protected]

    This special needs My Gym class will include

    dynamic warm ups, interactive relays, big

    obstacle adventures, gymnastics, sports skills and

    teamwork games. Well-trained staff will lead

    children through the absolute BEST of My Gym's

    fun skills and activities that strengthen and

    challenge your child in a FUN and uplifting


    Challenger BasketballFor youth and teens, ages 6-21, with disabilitiesMarion Diehl Recreation Center

    2219 Tyvola RoadJanuary 11th February 22nd (Mondays)

    *No class Jan 18th

    5:30 pm 6:30 pm (Youth 6-12 yrs)6:30 pm 7:30 pm (Teens 13-21 yrs)


    [email protected]

    Participants will learn the fundamental skills and

    drills needed to play basketball. Participants will

    learn to dribble the ball with either hand, proper

    ball handling, shooting techniques, and good


    Pee Wee Basketball

    For youth, ages 2-6,with disabilities.

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center

    2219 Tyvola Road

    January 11th -February 15th (Mondays)*No class Jan 18th

    5:30 pm 6:30 pm$35.00

    [email protected]

    Spend the evening with your child, as you learn togetthe basic skills needed to play basketball! During the

    sessions, children will have fun with their friends and

    work with their parents to develop basketball skills. T

    is a great opportunity for parents to interact with their

    children in a fun environment and to learn techniques

    teaching their children sports.


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    TR Dance-A Night in Hollywoodfor teens and adults with disabilities

    ages 13 and up

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center,

    2219 Tyvola Road

    January 15th (Friday)

    6:00 pm-9:00 pm$10.00

    [email protected]

    Get ready for the red carpet! Dress in your best

    and come out to a Night in Hollywood! We will

    enjoy dinner, dancing and a best-dressed

    contest. Pre-registration is suggested, but not


    Adapted Tango

    for adults with Parkinson's

    Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road

    January 12th -February 2nd (Tuesdays)

    1:00 pm-2:00 pm


    [email protected]

    It takes YOU to tango!! Come join us for the NEW

    Adapted Tango Program. Adapted Tango is an inclu

    workout designed for adults with Parkinson's.

    Thesesessions will focus on increasing balance, hand-eye

    coordination, initiation of movement and will teach

    participants a variety of basic tango steps. The cost

    covers all 4 weeks, and caretakers or partners are

    encouraged to come, although not required.


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    For teens, ages 13-18, with disabilities.

    Marion Diehl Recreation Center,2219 Tyvola Road

    January 13th (Wednesday)

    5:30 pm -6:30 pm$10.00

    TBD North

    January 15th (Friday)

    5:30-6:30 pm


    [email protected]

    Lets read! Two different locations available to

    read and discuss a popular Teen fiction book.

    Each reader will be encouraged to read aloud for

    their peers as much as they would like. Readers of

    all abilities are welcome!

    Brick Builders

    For youth, ages 7-12, with disabilitiesMarion Diehl Recreation Center

    2219 Tyvola Road

    January 19th March 23rd (Tuesdays)5:30 pm 6:30 pm


    [email protected]

    Develop the skills needed to become a Master Builde

    Eight themed Lego building weeks provide opportu

    for individual and group builds designed to socialize

    create. We provide all the Lego bricks for the progr