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Address

Mailing Address:

2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Office Location:

Tyvola Senior Center

Contact

TIRS Office
980-314-1192

Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Virtual Therapeutic Recreation Programs (Free)

June-August 2021 

E-Gaming: Mario Mashup (Ages 13+ with a disability)

It's a literal Mario Party! All participants much have a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite system, Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros & Super Mario Party, internet access, Nintendo Switch Online membership. A One month Individual membership is 3.99. We'll virtually meet on Thursdays, June 10-August 5, 11:00am-12:00pm. FREE!

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/113072

Dance for All Abilities (For all ages with a disability)

Wiggle, shake and move in our Therapeutic and Inclusive Dance class as we partner with the Charlotte Ballet to bring you a free virtual dance class! Starting July 8th, join us virtually on Thursdays from 5-6pm for Dance For All Abilities, where you will learn dance skills and socialize with your peers. FREE! Sponsored by the Arts and Science Council Culture Blocks.


Summer Yoga (Ages 13+ with an intellectual/developmental disability or mental health diagnosis)

Come join us as we learn how to mindfully slow down and balance ourselves inside and out on the mat. Participants will improve their balance, practice focus/mindfulness and fitness by participating in this program all while having a great time. We'll meet on Zoom on Thursdays June 10 - August 5, 2021, from 2:30-3:30pm. FREE!

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/113074

September-October 2021 

E-Gaming: Mario Mashup (Ages 13+ with a disability)

It's a literal Mario Party! All participants much have a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite system, Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Smash Bros & Super Mario Party, internet access, Nintendo Switch Online membership. A One month Individual membership is 3.99. We'll virtually meet on Wednesdays, Sept 8-Oct 27, 3:00-4:00pm. FREE!

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114101

Pop! Yoga (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Breathe in, Breath out! Find your inner peace with yoga through relaxing stretches and poses while listening to your favorite pop hits! Join us as we add a new twist to yoga.We'll meet on Zoom on Thursdays Sept 9 - Oct 28, 2021, from 2:00-3:00pm. FREE! 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114439

Virtual Cooking (Ages 13+ with a disability)

Cooking class is staying on the web! From an easy recipe, we will make lunch together and talk about healthy eating habits. Each participant will receive the grocery list ahead of time and can purchase their own ingredients. We'll meet on Wednesdays, Sept 8-Oct 27, 10:30-11:30am. FREE!

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114100

In Person Therapeutic Recreation Programs

June-August 2021

Adaptive Archery (Ages 12+ with a disability)

Join us for an adaptive archery lesson. We'll meet at Stevens Creek Nature Preserve (15700 Thompson Road, Mint Hill), on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00a-11:30am. Cost is $10. All equipment is provided, and archers must use Mecklenburg County equipment. This program is held outdoors.

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114437

Music in the Park (Ages 13+ with a disability)

Need music in your life?! Join us each week to make music! We will be making beautiful sounds with a variety of instruments. Come explore the different sounds we can make through fun musical activities. We'll meet on Thursdays June 17 - August 5, 2021, from 4:00-5:00pm at Hornets Nest Park (6301 Beatties Ford Rd). Cost is $25. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/112995

Sports and More (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Join us for this exciting program where you will learn sports skills and fun ways to stay fit. We will warm up, stretch, play sports, and fitness games. Each session is led by a Certified Personal Trainer. We'll meet on Mondays June 14 - August 2, 2021, from 9:00-10:30am at the Tennis Complex at Marion Diehl Park (2219 Tyvola Road). Cost is $50. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/113071

Total Wellness (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Let's keep up our health and wellness initiatives this summer! We'll do a variety of workouts/sports and discuss the importance of overall health. We'll meet on Tuesdays June 15 - August 3, 2021, from 10:00-11:30am at Hornets Nest Park (6301 Beatties Ford Rd). Cost is $55. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/112996

Wacky Tacky Summer Dance  (Ages 13+ with a disability)

Join us for a Wacky Tacky dance to wrap up the summer. Wear the wackiest outfit you can put together and dance the summer night away with your friends! We'll meet at Park Road Road Shelter #1 (6200 Park Road) on Friday, August 27th from 5:30p-7:30pm. Cost is $10. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114438

September-October 2021

Adaptive Kayaking Club (Ages 10+ with a disability)

Meet us at Latta Nature Preserve (6345 Sample Rd) every other Tuesday from 5-7pm for a taste of adventure on Mountain Island Lake! This program is geared towards beginners wanting to learn the basics of kayaking. Program meets four times. Cost is $60.

Ages 10-17 (Dates: 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19)

Ages 18+ (Dates: 9/14, 9/28, 10/21, 10/26)

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114091

Boccia (Ages 13+ with a disability)

The object of boccia is to throw/roll a game ball closest to the target ball. Maybe you've seen people playing on the beach? Join us to learn skills, drills and to practice against your friends. We'll meet on Tuesdays Sept 7 - Oct 26 from 4-5pm at Marion Diehl Recreation Center (2219 Tyvola Road). Cost is $30. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114099

Challenger Flag Football (Ages 7+ with a disability)

CHALLENGER FLAG FOOTBALL IS BACK!! We've said goodbye to the age cut off, so if you "aged out" of flag football in the past, you can come on back! Marion Diehl Park Adaptive Field (2229 Tyvola Road)

Youth ages 7-12 meet on Saturdays, from 9a-10am, Sep 11, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021 
Teens/Young Adults/Adults ages 13+ (Sep 8, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021) 
Practices on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, Games on Saturdays at 10am or 11am. 

City Cyclists (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Calling all cyclers! Let's hit the greenways on our bikes! Please wear athletic clothing, sneakers, and bring a refillable water bottle. Participants are required to provide their own bicycle and helmet. A limited amount of handcycles are available for use. Cost is $25. We'll meet on Mondays Oct 4-25, from 3:30-4:30pm at:

Week 1: Torrence Creek Greenway
Week 2: Abersham Park
Week 3: Caldwell Station Creek Greenway
Week 4: McDowell Creek Greenway

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114426

Creative Arts for Adults (Ages 18+ with a disability)

This program will explore a variety of art medium and techniques. During each class, participants will create original art pieces using the skills that they learn and develop. All supplies are included. We'll meet at Dorothy D Waddy Pavilion (3132 Manchester Road), on Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 26, from 10a-11:30am. Cost is $60. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114177

DIY Design Workshop (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Calling all DIYers! Have you seen a Pinterest craft that you've been wanting to make, but didn't know where to start?! Look no further because this advanced group of crafters is going to make a variety of DIY projects (wooden signs, string art, coasters, etc) All supplies are included. We'll meet at Dellwood Center (508 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville) on Mondays, Sept 13-Oct 25, from 10a-11:30am. Cost is $70. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114424

Inspirational Dance Class (Ages 13+ with a disability)

Explore the world of dance with this adaptive dance class! We will be exploring different styles of dance by building skills and learning chorography. We'll meet on Thursdays Sept 9 - Oct 28, from 5:30-6:30pm at Mallard Creek Recreation Center (2530 Johnston-Oehler Road). Cost is $25. 

Register online http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/113943

Kickball (Ages 13+ with a disability)

Come KICK it with us this fall! All skill levels are welcome as we break down the basics of kicking, running base to base, catching, teamwork, and scrimmaging too! This is a co-ed sport for people with disabilities, ages 13 and up. We'll meet on Mondays Sept 13 - Oct 25, from 5:30-6:30pm at the Adaptive Field at Marion Diehl Park (2229 Tyvola Road). Cost is $20. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114088

Moovin' and Groovin' (Ages 5-11 with a disability)

Join us for this new dance program as we move, groove, and twirl through different dance styles and techniques! This intro to dance class will include all different types of dance (ballet, tap, jazz and more!) and movement for a fun, active class! We'll meet on Tuesdays Sept 7 - Oct 26, from 5:30-6:30pm at Marion Diehl Recreation Center (2219 Tyvola Road). Cost is $35.

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114102

Spirit Squad (Ages 7+ with a disability)

Spirit Squad is back! Dust off your pom-poms and join us on the field! Cheer practices on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, and cheers at games on Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am. (Sep 8, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021) FREE! Marion Diehl Park Adaptive Field (2229 Tyvola Road)

Total Wellness (Ages 18+ with a disability)

Let's keep up our health and wellness initiatives this summer! We'll do a variety of workouts/sports and discuss the importance of overall health. We'll meet on Fridays, Sept 10 - Oct 29, 2021, from 10:00-11:30am at Hornets Nest Park (6301 Beatties Ford Rd). Cost is $60. 

Register online at http://apm.activecommunities.com/mecklenburgparks/Activity_Search/114422


Pre-Recorded Virtual Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Virtual Painting (Open to anyone!)

Maddy's Paint Along will provide step-by-step videos to walk you through painting your own unique, scenic masterpieces! FREE!

To view the video, please visit https://www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Pages/Virtual-Programs-and-Resources.aspx

Virtual Cooking (Open to anyone!)

Katie's Kitchen is the place to learn cooking skills, as well as hot to prepare healthy recipes. During the pre-recorded videos, we will discuss health eating habits, and prepare a five ingredient meal! FREE!

To view the video, please visit https://www.mecknc.gov/ParkandRec/Pages/Virtual-Programs-and-Resources.aspx

Address

Mailing Address:

2225 Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

Office Location:

Tyvola Senior Center

Contact

TIRS Office
980-314-1192

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