Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH) and the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Adapted Programs provide the Outlook Group Newsletter as a community service. Neither CRH nor the City endorses any resources or activities listed that are not sponsored by their agency; rather, this information is provided for informational purposes only.
February 13 Monthly Meeting
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Looking Glass Life Stories
Allison Grosfield, MA
Allison Grosfield is the founder of Looking Glass Life Stories, a personal history service. She helps people tell their life stories and preserve them in print for their families and future generations. Typically she works with individuals and families who want to capture their stories but haven't been able to get the job done on their own. Allison has a master's degree in counseling with an emphasis on working with seniors. She's always been a writer, and she created Looking Glass Life Stories to merge her writing skills with her passion for the value of saving these rich stories before they are lost forever.
Personal historian Allison Grosfield will talk about the value of sharing life stories, tell a few anecdotes, show some samples, and provide tips on how you can get started saving your own memories.
Pilgrim Terrace Cooperative Homes in the Activity Center, 649 Pilgrim Terrace Dr. (across from La Cumbre Middle School on Modoc)
|January Meeting Recap
The January Hapkido was a great success. Jennifer Deaderick and Alicia Field explained the philosophy and training surrounding Hapkido and several of the other Martial arts. We all practiced breathing techniques. They also gave us some exercises that could be done from standing or sitting. We did not break boards but were taught the technique, breathing and Kiai (Key-eye) our battle cry, that goes with the punch so we could hit through the practice paddle. Jennifer and Alicia train in Hapkido at the Martial Arts Family Fitness in Santa Barbara. They said Grand Master Dave Wheaton welcomes everyone of any ability to train with them.
|11th Annual Capitol Disability Action Day
West Lawn of Capitol Building Sacramento, CA
May 21, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
2014 Capitol Disability Action Day is brought to you by the Disability Action Coalition. Everyone is welcome to schedule their own visit with legislators. ASL Interpreters, Text Captioning and Simultaneous Translation provided.
For registration and information go to DisabilityActionCoalition.org; or contact Ted Jackson at ted@c_lc.org or call (916) 325-1690 ext. 337 / (916) 325-1695 TDD
Contact Rachel Anderson at rachel@c_lc.org or (916) 325-1690 to make an early bird reservation for the Disability Resource Fair.
|Spinal Cord Injury Life Series Group Meeting
January 16 (third Thursday of every month), 5:30 – 6:30 p.m
CRH Meisel Conference Center
For more information, contact Andrew Skinner at (661) 803-3700 or Andrew@Triumph-Foundation.org or René Van Hoorn email@example.com .
Triumph Foundation has touched the lives of over 2,000 individuals affected by spinal cord injury; given $20,000 in assistance to people with inadequate medical insurance; performed seven home and bathroom remodels; provided wheelchair accessible vehicles to people who did not have the means to purchase one on their own; handed out well over 500 Care Baskets to newly injured people; and regularly visits 15 area hospitals and rehabilitation centers throughout the Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura Counties.
|Wheelchair Sports & Adapted Cycling at UCSB
Saturday, March 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn and practice wheelchair rugby skills and play pick-up game. Open to all levels, novice to experienced players.
Saturday, February 22, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 15, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn and practice wheelchair basketball skills and play pick-up game. Open to all levels, novice to experienced players.
Adapted Cycling/Hand Cycling
Saturday, February 22, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., (one-hour sessions)
Saturday, March 1, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., (one-hour sessions)
Saturday, March 15, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., (one-hour sessions)
Introduction to hand-powered and adapted bikes, biking instruction, safety, biking through UCSB campus.
For more information on cost and to reserve a spot for any sport, contact Rene’ Van Hoorn, 569-8999 ext. 82102, (805) 450-0147 cell, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships available by request
|Casa Colina Outdoor Adventures
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Casa Colina’s Outdoors Adventures is up and running again. For more information about trip details, please contact: Casa Colina’s Outdoor Adventures Program 909-596-7733, ext. 2200
|Community Accessible Recreation
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Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Tuohy Foundation Aquatic Center
A warm-water (92 degree) environment with pool shade canopy is available to community members with a physician's release. For information about The Tuohy Foundation Aquatic Center Wellness and Exercise Programs please call 569-8999 ext. 82552.
Aquatic Wellness and Exercise Programs
- Independent exercise and swim
- Personal training
- Adapted swim lessons
- Specialty clinics
- Youth adapted swim time
- Classes in arthritis exercise, fibromyalgia exercise and aerobic conditioning
'Aquatic Buddy' volunteers are now available to assist participants in the water with their water exercise and swim program. Contact The Tuohy Foundation Aquatic Center for more details on volunteering
Adapted Swim Lessons and Open Swim
Saturdays, Noon -12:30 p.m.
Aquatic Center Hours
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (closed Noon - 1:00 p.m.)
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Adapted Golf Program
Mondays, 9:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Santa Barbara Golf Club, 3500 McCaw Ave.
Fee: $8.00 for a 30-minute lesson, or 6 lessons for $30
Contact René Van Hoorn, RTC, at 569-8999, ext. 82102 or email email@example.com.
A recreation therapist and a golf instructor design individualized golf programs to meet the goals of persons with physical, visual or cognitive impairments. Golf clubs and adapted equipment are available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Thirty-minute lessons include putting, chipping, and/or driving with occasional use of the golf course. An adapted golf cart is available to use for participants who play from sitting or need assistance with standing balance. The program is accessible to wheelchairs.
|Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department Classes and Activities
Adapted Programs Office 564-5421
Check the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Program Guide at www.sbparksandrecreation.com. Guides are also available at all City Recreation Centers. A wide variety of classes and activities are offered through the City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department at various locations throughout the city. If you need assistance to participate, please call the Adapted Programs office at least three weeks before class or activity is to start.
Mondays, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fee: $19 per class
Municipal Tennis Courts on Park Place at Old Coast Highway
For more information, contact Instructor Nancy Wheeler 722-8484, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Check out their website at www.HeartsRiding.org. Hearts is known for high quality fun therapeutic custom designed riding and horsemanship experiences for children and adults with special needs. Hearts is a healing center for both the very young and the young at “heart”. Riding a horse stimulates the physical body as well as brain functioning, due to the increased blood circulation and the need to balance and rebalance oneself while mounted. For more info about Hearts Therapeutic Center contact Kirby 964-1519 or kirby@HeartsRiding.org.
A parent-run website of special needs community resources: events, specialists, workshops, clubs, activities and travel ideas.
|Hearing Loss Association of Santa Barbara
2nd Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Wood Glen Hall, 3010 Foothill Rd.
For more information, call Claudia 684-2788
|Solo Rider Golf Carts
Two Solo Rider carts for golf players with mobility impairments are available at Santa Barbara Golf Club
The Solo Rider golf cart is a fun and comfortable way to get back into the game. It features a turf-friendly design, a hydraulic seat, ergonomically-designed controls, strong hill-climbing ability, all course access, a regenerative braking system and meets or exceeds all applicable ANSI safety standards. For Golf information call 687-7087
Cottage Health System's website www.cottagehealthsystem.org provides information for upcoming classes, seminars and health events offered by CHS. The site also contains an extensive online health library. There is also a link to Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital for the latest happenings at CRH. CRH also has a Facebook page. Like us on Facebook.
|Outlook Group Information
Outlook Group provides individuals with disabilities with education and peer support for individuals and those with close connections to them. For information about meetings, joining Outlook Group, etc. contact Donna Glenn at 569-8999, ext. 82101 or email at email@example.com or Lad Handelman at 966-0097.
The deadline for the next newsletter issue is January 21. If you have anything to share regarding various issues of disability and concerns, travel etc., contact Mike Betliskey at 745-1009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your contributions.