Tag: recreational therapy

Oh, the Places They Go! Peer Play Pals Explore the Community

The littlest kids at St. Mary’s play a lot, enjoying activities in a colorful classroom designed to stimulate their senses as part of our Infant and Toddler Program. Fridays, though, are different. That’s when they go on field trips: to the new Slover Library in...

(Not So) Lazy Days of Summer

Recreational therapy assistant Mary Eckstein helps Bryan float in St. Mary’s therapy pool. Twins Brandon and Bryan got a treat today: They spent part of the morning in the pool. The 20-month-old boys arrived at St. Mary’s Home not too long ago for respite,...

Flowers, Dancing and a King and Queen for the Day

2010 Prom King and Queen: Greg and Amanda Some, like Victoria, had attended before and couldn’t wait to go again. Others, like Colton, got to participate for the first time in a tradition of American youth — prom.”We never thought we’d see him...

A Bit of the Virginia Arts Festival at SMHDC

It was a busy weekend at St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. On Saturday, CEO William C. Giermak led the ninth Family Forum, which was followed by a tropical-themed Family Night program put on by the Recreational Therapy Department. On Sunday afternoon, our...