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Franklin Therapeutic Activities

All programs listed below take place at the Franklin Recreation Complex. For questions, please contact Jayne McFadden at 615-790-5719 ext. 2033 or jayne.mcfadden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Therapeutics Open Swim 
This swim time is geared towards patrons with developmental disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities and their families/caregivers. Therapeutics Open Swim is offered every Saturday from 1pm-2pm at the Franklin Recreation Complex indoor pool. The cost is $2/person or patrons can scan their WCPR pass. This swim time is drop-in, no registration is required. Please note: Lap swimming is also allowed during this time. 

Swim, Pizza, and Movie
Meet us at the Franklin Rec Center and enjoy an afternoon with friends! Participants will swim first (please remember a towel and change of clothes) followed by a pizza lunch and a movie on the big screen. This program is geared towards young adult and up is offered on a Friday from 11am-2pm. Registration is required.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

October 7 (Registration Code 24710)
February 24 (Registration Code 25437)

Bingo

Please join us for a delicious dinner and bring a friend to our monthly Bingo night! Enjoy dinner and a festive atmosphere...add an hour of exciting Bingo and you have a fun-filled evening! Dinner, drinks, dessert, and prizes are provided. This program is geared towards teens and up, and is offered the one Thursday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We currently offer this special event at the Franklin Recreation Complex.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

October 6 (Registration Code 24687)
November 3 (Registration Code 24688)
January 12 (Registration Code 25432)
February 9 (Registration Code 25433)

Friendsday Wednesday
Wednesday should always be Friendsday! Come hang out with us as we do a variety of fun activities each month! This program meets on a Wednesday from 10am-11:30am and is for young adults and up. Registration required.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).  

October 19: Halloween Craft & Spooky Treat (Registration Code 24679)
November 16: Thanksgiving Craft & Snack (Registration Code 24680)

Culinary Creations
Come enjoy cooking with friends! Participants will have an opportunity to cook a variety of different foods that are tasty and easy to make at home. This class meets one Wednesday each month from 10:30am-12pm. Registration is required. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

October 5 Halloween Party Appetizers (Registration Code 24695)
November 2 Breakfast (Registration Code 24696)
December 7 "Holiday Appetizers" (Registration Code 25500)
January 11 "Super Bowl Party Foods" (Registration Code 25503)
February 8 "Asian Dishes" (Registration Code 25504)

Meal Prep 101
During this new class, participants will get to make a meal for two to take home and eat or freeze for another day. Participants will also get to try the finished meal that the instructor prepares. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

January 25 "Poppy Seed Chicken" (Registration Code 25511)

Strange Science & Sensory

In this class, participants will participate and interact in strange science experiments and also enjoy a variety of sensory activities. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

January 20 (Registration Code 25521)

Open Crafts Studio
 
Open Craft Studio will offer several craft options for participants to choose from, and all projects will be able to be taken home at the end of the program. Open Craft Studio meets on either a Monday or Friday afternoon, and the time varies. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

October 3 (Registration Code 24703)
November 7 (Registration Code 24704)
November 18 (Registration Code 24705)
December 9 (Registration Code 25439)
December 12 (Registration Code 25438)
February 27 (Registration Code 25528)


Open Paint Studio
Open Paint Studio will offer all the supplies needed to complete a painting of your choice. Canvases and paint supplies (water colors, acrylics, and oil paints) will be provided. Open Paint Studio meets on a Monday from 4pm-4:50pm. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support). 

October 24 (Registration Code 24707)
November 14 (Registration Code 24708)
January 9 (Registration Code 25517)

Valentine's Chocolate & Treat Making
In this fun and festive activity, participants will be making chocolates and other Valentine's Day themed treats. Participants will have treats to take home and share. 

PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 10 (Registration Code 25525)

Valentine's Day Card Making

Come out and make some special Valentine's Day cards. Participants will be able to use a variety of materials to make their card fantastic.
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support).

February 13 (Registration Code 25524)

Recreation Night
This teens and older program offers different activities each month, such as dinner and movie, socials, karaoke night, and dances. Dinner is also included with this activity. This program meets one Thursday each month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Registration is required. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support)

November 17 Wheel of Fortune Night (Registration Code 24692)
December 15 "Holiday Party" (Registration Code 25440)
January 26 "PJ's, Pancakes, and Movie Night" (Registration Code 25508)

Fall Festival and Hayride

Put on your dancing shoes and get moving at our annual Fall Festival and Hayride! Participants will enjoy hayrides, dancing to the music by the DJ, dinner, and a great time with friends. The Fall Festival will be on a Thursday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Registration is required. 
PALS Program: People at Leisure with Support (A caregiver is required to stay with those needing support)

October 20 (Registration Code 24693)


Fitness Fun 
Want to have fun while staying healthy? Then, join us for Fitness Fun. This therapeutic recreation program for teens and up will help improve strength, balance and overall health. We start with stretching, followed by a variety of exercises using resistance bands, light hand weights and stability balls. We complete our workout with a 20-25 minute walk. Please note: Weather permitting, we will walk outside on the walking trail. If there is inclement weather, we will walk on the indoor walking track. Participants must be independent and can follow directions within a small group.  This program meets on Wednesdays at the Franklin Recreation Complex from 4pm-4:50pm.

October 5, 19, 26 (Registration Code 24699) *No Fitness Fun on October 12
November 2, 9, 16, 30 (Registration Code 24700) *No Fitness Fun on November 23
December 7 & 14 (Registration Code 25434)
January 11, 18, and 25 (Registration Code 25435)
February 1, 8, 15, and 22 (Registration Code 25436)