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Recreational Therapy

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Skilled Nursing Facility
805 West Cedar Street (M61)
Standish, MI 48658
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Recreational Therapy

Award Winning Program
The Recreational Therapy Department at St. Mary's of Michigan Standish Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility offers outstanding programs. The department is under the direction of the only masters prepared certified therapeutic recreation specialist in the state of Michigan who is dually certified as a board certified activity consultant.
Residents choose from a variety of leisure and recreational programs:
Pet Therapy
Pet therapy is an important part of the day for many residents. The facility has over a dozen zebra finches in the bird aviary, a large fish aquarium and a variety of dogs that are brought in to brighten the residents' day.
Special Events & Trips
Residents select which special events they would like to pursue each month:
  • Mall shopping
  • Restaurant dining
  • Fishing trip
  • Local theatre
  • Fall color tour
  • Ice Capades


Residents especially look forward to planning their bi-annual "vacation". They select the summer destination and plan fundraisers to pay for the trip expenses. Previous vacations include:
  • Niagara Falls
  • Lion Safari in Canada
  • Sea World
  • Kewadin Casino and other destinations in the Upper Penninsula
  • Holland Tulip Festival
  • Detroit Zoo
  • Gaylord / Mackinaw Bridge
  • Caribbean Cruise to Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico


Daily Activities
  • Adaptive sports
  • Social hour
  • Special programming for residents with dementia
  • Exercise classes
  • Pet visits
  • Individual visits for those unable to attend in groups


Weekly Activities
  • Beauty shop
  • Church
  • News/Current Events
  • Book Club
  • Cards & Bingo


Monthly Activities
  • Mens Club
  • Cooks Club
  • Music
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Monthly outings
  • Residents Council


For More Information
The Recreational Therapy program continues to grow and expand to meet the needs of residents in the Skilled Nursing Facility. For more information, please call (989) 846-3525.
      805 W. Cedar (M-61) | Standish, MI 48658 | (989)846-4521 | 1-844-907-8000
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