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Recreation Therapy

At Marianjoy, we understand that leisure activities are an important part of life, beneficial to your physical and mental well-being. That's why the goal of our therapeutic recreation specialists is to help you regain or develop a fulfilling recreational lifestyle while working to restore your optimal level of function and independence.

During individualized sessions, specialized adaptive equipment may be used to help you participate in those leisure activities you enjoy. Programs such as horticultural therapy and pet therapy have also been developed to enable you to practice the skills you are learning in other therapies.

Marianjoy also provides evening and weekend programs for you and your families. Leisure equipment and materials may be borrowed overnight, and our therapists will suggest projects for you to complete outside of your therapy sessions. Promoting creativity, self-expression and self-worth are all goals of therapeutic recreation.

Marianjoy's Therapeutic Golf Program

Marianjoy's Therapeutic Golf Program enables individuals with a physical disability to learn, or return, to the game of golf. Instruction is tailored to meet each person's unique needs. Our program is open to adults and children of all ability levels and is designed to help each person improve at his or her own pace.

For more information about the Therapeutic Golf Program, call 630.909.6010 or email Tracy Ekstrom, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist at