Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation | Recreation Therapy

The Recreation Therapy Department at Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center provides services to enhance overall intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth, well-being and independence. Residents are introduced to past interests/abilities, encouraged to seek out current interests/abilities, and are encouraged to avail themselves of new and future interests and abilities through a variety and continuously changing schedule of program offerings.

Because we care for people’s emotional and spiritual needs – in addition to their physical care – activities are always a part of each resident’s care plan. We strive to keep current with the ever-changing field of recreational therapy, and offer our residents the best programs we can, based on their needs, abilities and interests.
Recreation Therapy programs include:
  • Art Therapy
  • Pet Therapy (including dogs and therapeutic donkeys)
  • Music Therapy
  • Social parties (including wine and cheese and root beer float parties)
  • Sensory Stimulation
  • Albany K-9 Club
  • Bowling
  • Trivia and Brain Teasers
  • Current Events
  • Manicures