FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation Programs

FAR uses the term arts and recreation therapy to encompass four kinds of therapy:

Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy and Recreation Therapy.

The following are the definitions for each of these therapies are provided by their respective professional associations.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

AMERICAN MUSIC THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Group music sessions are free if private music therapy is taken thanks to a generous grant from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.

Music therapists are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and be Board Certified.

Group music sessions are free if private music therapy is taken thanks to a generous grant from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.

Ask a therapist if this program is right for you.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is the therapeutic use of art making, within a professional relationship, by people who experience illness, trauma or challenges in living, and by people who seek personal development.

AMERICAN ART THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Art Therapy is currently provided as private sessions only. No Art Therapy groups are available at this time

Art therapists are required to have a Master’s Degree.

Ask a therapist if this program is right for you.

Dance/Movement Therapy

Based on the empirically supported premise that the body, mind and spirit are interconnected, the American Dance Therapy Association defines dance/movement therapy as the psychotherapeutic use of movement to further the emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration of the individual.

AMERICAN DANCE THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Ask a therapist if this program is right for you.

Recreation Therapy

Recreational Therapy means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.

AMERICAN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION ASSOCIATION

Recreational therapists are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree and be Board Certified.

FAR offers a variety of recreational group programs that help participants develop a wide array of social, physical and mental skills in safe, fun settings.

Ask a therapist if this program is right for you.

Group Therapy Sessions

Music Therapy

Tuesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 6.

Enjoy singing and playing current and classic pop music from the radio? The FAR Fusion band might be for you! We sing and perform some of the band member’s favorite songs, including Classic Rock, Country, Pop, and more! Band members sing, drum, play the keyboard, guitar, and other percussion to help bring the music from the radio to life! 

Thursdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm Ages 12-16 years. Group size: 4-6.

Explore rhythms from different cultures and genre such as Hip Hop, Swing, Latin, and Reggae in this entry level group experience focusing on rhythm to facilitate peer engagement and self-expression.

Mondays 3:00pm – 4:00 pm. Ages 18 and up. Group size:4

This group is for those who love making music with others using hand chimes and other instruments. The group members choose their own repertoire including Pop, Classic Rock, Broadway, Disney, Country, and more! 

Tuesdays 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 3-4.

Music Connections is designed for young adults who would benefit from increased opportunities for socialization. At each session, group members take turns choosing musical activities for the group to engage. These activities may include singing, playing various percussion instruments, and movement. 

Wednesdays 4:45pm – 5:30pm Ages 3-6 years. groups size 4-6.

Created specifically for children, this group reinforces academic readiness while supporting peer to peer strategies using a variety of music-related experiences including instrument playing, creative movement, singing and more. 

Thursdays 5:15pm – 6:00pm Ages 7-12 years. Group size 6-8.

This group is an introduction to the theater focusing on acting, staging, and peer engagement in an interactive, hands-on format.

Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Ages 18 and older. Group size 4-6.

Friends with Rhythm music based leisure social group geared for individuals of all ability levels. group members are introduced to playing a variety of instruments such as drums, xylophones, and other percussion. Additional music experiences such as simple song writing, improvisation, and movement to music are also explored.

Thursdays 5:00pm – 5:45pm Ages 16 and older. Group size: 6-8.

This group provides a social atmosphere for teens and young adults to engage in music-making with peers focusing heavily on percussion-based music exploration. Group members will explore a variety of instruments and electronic music-making applications. This is a performance-oriented group. 

Recreation & Sports Therapy

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Ages 16 and up. Group size: 8.

FAR’s Social Connections group provides a positive social experience for individuals to build healthy relationships with peers. Social Connections builds appropriate social skills through games, arts and crafts, and community outings. 

Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:15pm Ages 12-15 years. Group size: 6-8.

Join FAR’s newest social group! Social Connections Jr. builds appropriate social skills through games, arts and crafts, and community outings.

Mondays 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm Want to meet friends and get fit? Want to learn fun ways to stay fit and active? This group participates in various gross motor, physical endurance, strengthening, and range of motion exercises to improve overall health and wellbeing. Exercises will be paired with fast pace music to keep up the energy! 

Wednesdays 5:00pm – 5:45pm Ages 12 and older. Group size: 4-6.

Bringing together drumsticks and an exercise ball, this unique fitness routine encourages participants to jam out while getting some exercise. This group focuses on various gross and fine motor skills, range of motion, and physical endurance to promote overall health and wellbeing.

Thursdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm Ages 16 and up. Group size 12.

FAR’s bowling team is designed to assist adults with special needs in developing and progressing in the sport of bowling, while building confidence and friendships. FAR’s bowling team is a great way to encourage social opportunities and increased physical activity year round.

Art Therapy

Tuesdays 4:00pm – 4:45pm Ages 12-15 years. Group size 4-6.

Come create and connect! This group uses the process of therapeutic art making and sharing of artwork to build social connections.

Dance Movement Therapy