The Therapeutic Recreation Department at TLC develops cognitive and social skills through leisure activities of interest to the patients. The recreation staff encourages patients to rediscover hobbies, develop new interests, and explore recreational resources available to them. The goal is to help individuals plan, organize and enjoy their leisure time: and at the same time, improve their social interaction skills. The staff also arranges for patients to attend local events such as:
- Texas Tech Football, basketball and baseball games
- Lubbock Rodeo
- Camping outings to Buffalo springs twice a year
- Lubbock Arts & Crafts Festival
- Bi-annual boating trips to Lake Alan Henry
In addition to the many outdoor activities that our patients participate in, such as fishing, hiking, bicycling, golfing they regularly attend community attractions such as city parks and pools, Texas Tech Museum, Silent Wings Museum, the National Ranching Heritage Center to name a few.
All activities are designed and lead by trained individuals to ensure a safe yet fun event. Our goal for our patients is to provide an activity that engages them in a social activity where they can apply learned therapeutic strategies.