Overview

The recreation program focuses on providing people who have developmental disabilities with opportunities for socialization. The social experiences provided give people the chance to meet others with similar interests, both within the group and in the community. Recreational activities are a great way to form lasting friendships, encourage others, and learn more about living a healthy and active lifestyle.The program is designed to provide fun opportunities that challenge the adults we serve and promote wellness through diverse programming planned each month. We also offer youth programming once a month for people ages 9-17.

Members of the Recreation Program smile for a photo while sitting in the stands at a Mudhens game. Recreation Benefits

Participating in recreational activities can reduce depression, stress, and anxiety as well as build confidence and encourage social skills. It empowers people to participate in meaningful ways within the community and teaches them how to use community resources. it also provides educational experiences that promote healthy living and coping skills.

Meet The Team

The Recreation  Department at Wood County Board of DD is made up of a dedicated team that includes two Recreation Therapists, a Recreation Specialist, a Wellness Specialist and a Recreation/Wellness Coordinator.

 

Get Started

For more information or to get involved with recreation, contact our recreation specialists at recreation@woodcountydd.org.
You can also call us at 419-352-5115.  Learn more about the different groups we offer here at Wood County Board of DD by visiting our Clubs  or Special Olympics page.

 

Contact information for Recreation Staff:

Jennifer Krouse, Recreation Specialist | (419) 409-7370 ;  Office# (419) 419-7907

Emily Shields, Recreation Therapist | (419) 409-3059 ;  Office# (419) 419-7900

Zach Daugherty, Recreation Therapist | (419) 409-1467 ;  Office# (419) 352-4300

Jacob Muellerschoen, Wellness Specialist |  (419) 494-4835 ;  Office# (419) 419-7911

Eric Bostelman, Recreation/Wellness Coordinator | Office# (419) 352-8400