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Wray Rehabilitation & Activities Center

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Kids Night Out

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Description

Kids Night out is scheduled quarterly and provides a night off for parents. This event includes games, arts and crafts, dance, physical activities, healthy snacks, and a special surprise activity. Youth 6 weeks to 11 years old can participate.

Kids Nite Out at the WRAC provides parents with a safe, supervised environment where their children can be active, have fun, make friends, and win prizes.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Continued interest and participation by youth and parents.

Kid Swim

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Infants/Babies (under age 5)
Families
Parents

Description

Kidswim introduces toddles and youth children to the fundamentals of swimming all within our indoor warm water therapy pool.

There are four levels of instruction: Parent - Tot, Level I, II, and III. Kidswim is offered 8 weeks in the Fall and Spring on Saturdays.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Kidswim lessons are consistently at full attendance.

Tots of Fun

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children birth to age 3
Families
Parents

Description

The Tots of Fun program is intended to provide materials and an environment that facilitates exploration while maintaining emotional support from a parent or caretaker. Since children at this age are not yet ready for focused projects, the toddlers are free to navigate throughout the classroom and to explore the array of sensory material made available to them. Their parent or caregiver is always accessible to them when they need to emotionally "refuel". The Tots of Fun program provides an opportunity for the child to become comfortable in an environment outside of his/her home with other children while still providing the security of being with a known adult that is not a teacher. Additionally, parents and caretakers are able to connect with each other and exchange ideas related to their children.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Tots of Fun consistently experiences full participation.

Intergenerational Programming

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Description

Throughout the year, the local high school FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter students organizes and conducts a party for the Senior Wellness Walkers. The youth provide snacks and join the seniors in fun activities.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This program has experienced many years of active participation of both youth and seniors.

P.H.I.T. Programs

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged

Description

Physical activity, nutrition, healthy social behavior and mentoring are the focus of the P.H.I.T. programs (Physical Health Initial Tasks) which consists of three modules: Kid PHIT (children 5-10 years), focuses on developing healthy eating and physical activity habits; My PHIT (youth 11-14 years), in addition to learning about healthy eating and physical activity habits the value of mentorship and citizenship are taught; and PHIT Camp (youth 7-14 years), a summer camp type program utilizing all teaching aspects of Kid PHIT and My PHIT modules.

In 2013 the P.H.I.T. program won the regional Community Partnership Award from the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences. For 2017, there were 93 participants in the P.H.I.T. programs with total attendance incidence of 518.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The WRAC adheres to its original intent of the P.H.I.T. program; reducing the incidence of childhood obesity within Yuma County, Colorado. Judging by the happy, healthy children we have seen grow into happy, healthy adults we believe that the program has been a success. This success does come with a cost. Locally, our supporters have been exceedingly generous with regards to donations, supplies and volunteer time but at times it is just not enough. In 2015, the WRAC applied for and received a Peyback Foundation grant for the P.H.I.T. Camp program. This allowed full funding of that module covering such costs as salaries and food expenses which is a majority of the expenses. With regards to Kid P.H.I.T. and My P.H.I.T., these modules receive a portion of program funds from Yuma County.
It is our intent to create a steady and reliable flow of revenue over time, from various sources, including individual donations through Colorado Gives. We believe that continuing this ambitious program will have far reaching and life changing benefits for our community and beyond.

Youth Programming

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21

Description

Our Youth programing centers on developing a healthy set of skills all within a fun and safe environment. Children/teens are welcome and encouraged to come and participate in many facets offered by the facility including basketball, racquetball, track, weight lifting, and general exercise and activity.

The WRAC also partners with the Wray Recreation Department for youth sporting activities, and with local Scouting, 4-H, and other youth organizations by providing a place for group meetings and club demonstrations.

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Evidence of Program's Success

The WRAC experiences regular visits from youth in the community. After school, winter and spring breaks, weekends and summer are times when youth visits are the highest.

Senior Programming

Class

Human Services 

Beneficiaries

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizen
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities

Description

Our Seniors programing has been very successful in promoting exercise, wellness and social well-being; over 2,902 seniors utilized the WRAC in 2017.
Leading in popularity are our "Senior Wellness Walkers" where any senior may use the indoor walking track three times a week for $10 per month. In addition, these seniors decide on a destination goal that culminates in a themed celebration at the end of the trek. The current path crosses the United States with intermediary stops, and subsequent parties, at various regional locations including San Antonio, Texas, and Miami, Florida.
Second in the line-up of popular programs is the "Arthritis Foundation Aquatics" class which is held in the warm water therapy pool. This class meets at various times throughout the week and averages 19 regular participants. Another program that utilizes the warm water therapy pool is "Pool Pals" which is a partnership with the local nursing home. Residents from the home are brought to the facility and are joined in the pool with a special water therapy pool instructor.
Community outreach efforts include a "Tai Chi" class held at the local nursing home. This class is led by a certified instructor and has regular attendance of 10 participants. And then, in conjunction with the Wray Community District Hospital, wellness and blood pressure checks are provided at the WRAC once a month free of charge. Further, there are several intergenerational parties held throughout the year at the WRAC. These parties are hosted by the local high school FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter students and is thrown for the Senior Wellness Walkers.
Lastly, seniors benefit from the Center's partnership with both Silver & Fit® and Silver Sneakers® programs both of which help offset the cost of a senior membership.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Seniors have regularly visited the WRAC since the doors opened in 1992. Of the six annual membership categories, senior memberships are the second highest. Further evidence of programming success are the testimonials from our seniors. Testimonials such as, "This class [Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program] is great - also the instructor! It has helped me so much - both physically and mentally! Thank you!" and, "I value the class [Stretch for Life], not only for maintaining and improving flexibility, strength and general wellbeing, but for the social aspect."

General Wellness Activities

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Fitness/Wellness offerings for adults and youth include a full array of exercise and cardiovascular equipment sporting an indoor walk/run track, basketball courts, racquetball/wallyball courts, a full exercise gym surrounded by Nautilus and cardiovascular equipment, an up-to-date free weight room, and a full spa and locker room area. Also available are various group exercise classes led by many trained/certified instructors to include: Morning and Afternoon Arthritis Land Classes, Eccentrics, Body Works, Weight Loss and Endurance, Stretch for Life, HIIT It Hard, Beginning Yoga, and Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Classes. These Classes are held throughout the day all year long, beginning early morning and extending into the evening for the convenience of all.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Class attendance is tracked monthly and reviewed annually. A minimum requirement for enrollment is set in order to keep the class offerings fresh. Staff are always looking for new and interesting classes to offer to guests.

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