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Offering Patients Additional Community Support

Jun 06, 2016

Are you a patient in a Providence outpatient program? Are you about to graduate and looking for additional community support? Then this program may interest you!

Providence Healthcare and Variety Village have partnered to offer patients in the community a ‘Rehab to Community Transition’ program. The program is designed with Providence patients in mind – providing education and support in order to facilitate the transition back to active community living.

Offered seven times a year, each free session runs for six weeks. Participants attend two-hour sessions, two times a week. The first hour of each session is information-based, focusing on benefits of endurance training and strength training, the equipment available and its use, programs available at Variety Village, nutrition, benefits of aquatics and peer mentorship. The second hour focuses on exercise, which may include participating in a group fitness class or implementing the individualized program that has been designed for them by the strength and conditioning coach.

Participants are provided with a Work Book and, in consultation with a Providence Physiotherapist and Variety Village coach, identify and work towards goals. These goals can range from

rowing for 15 minutes to reading a book to becoming physically stronger. At the conclusion of the program, 100% of participants reported they felt they had the ability to maintain an active lifestyle at least two to three times per week.

For more information, speak with a Providence Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker about how you can be referred to the Rehab to Community Transition program.

Through this initiative, Providence continues to support the community at large, helping ensure our Strategic Plan’s focus on BEST Relationships Beyond our Walls.