H.E.A.R.T.

Leisure Activity Program

 

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Next Step provides residents with leisure activities/recreation without chemical use through the H.E.A.R.T. Leisure activity program and daily recreational activities.

 

Requirements for Passing Each Aspect of the H.E.A.R.T. Program

 

HEALTH: Each resident will be required to participate in basic exercise and meditation aspects of the program.

EFFORT: Each resident will be required to make an effort to try each activity. Those who excel in certain activities will be asked to help other residents in their efforts.

ARTISTRY: Each resident will be asked to explore activities, arts and crafts that they may not have explored before.

RESPECT: Each resident will be required to learn and demonstrate respect for themselves and other individuals through self-care, appropriate language, appropriate behavior and boundaries.

TEAMWORK: Each resident will be required through activities and in-house programming to demonstrate teamwork and cooperation.

***** If you have a doctor’s verification or are injured in any way requiring a doctor’s care, or are taking medications for pain, either prescription or over the counter, you will not be allowed to participate without a doctor’s release. The doctor must list the activities you can participate in safely. This is for your protection as well as Next Step.

Each resident will be required to receive a satisfactory mark in each aspect of this program. These marks will be earned through participation and cooperation during the recreation phase of their stay at Next Step.

Residents will have the opportunity to participate in a list of indoor/outdoor sports and recreation activities. These activities include a list of earned privileges. Participation in the earned privilege list is guided by appropriate/inappropriate behavior. Residents must be “safe” to take out of the facility.

The purpose of the program will also be to help each resident create a spiritual base for themselves, to explore their capabilities and to develop a sense of TEAMWORK.

 

 

H.E.A.R.T. Participation by Level

 

Novice Level:

Appropriate behavior: Able to participate in local N/A AA Meetings. All leisure activities will need approval from NS team until reaching intermediate level.

Inappropriate behavior: May participate in only activities listed on Step Zero list.

 

Intermediate Level:

Appropriate behavior: May participate in all leisure activities with team approval

Inappropriate behavior: May participate in only activities listed on Step Zero list.

 

Advance Level:

Appropriate behavior: Expected to participate in all leisure activities

Inappropriate behavior: May participate in activities listed on Step Zero list.

 

Senior Level:

Appropriate behavior: Expected to participate in all leisure activities

Inappropriate behavior: May participate in only activities listed on Step Zero list.

 

H.E.A.R.T. Activity List

Note: this list will change as other activities become available.

 

Appropriate Behavior Activity List

 

Summer Winter

Pro Games

Bowling

Roller Skating

Pizza Night

Frisbee Golf

Golf

Mini Quest

Woodsman Skills

Horseback Riding

Climbing Wall

Movies

Canoeing

Ceramics

Community Center

AA/NA Meetings/Events

Camping

Eating Out

On the Road Events

Pro Games

Bowling

Roller Skating

Pizza Night

Ski Trips

Sledding

Snow Shoe

Ice Climbing Wall

Leather Shop

Horseback Riding

Dog Sledding

Mini Quest

Old Fire Hall

Ceramics

Movies

AA/NA Meetings/Events

Eating Out

On the Road Events

 

Step Zero Activity List

 

Summer Winter

Therapeutic Recreation Activities

Board Games

In-house Movies

In-house activities

Local recreation and activities

AA/NA meetings locally

Therapeutic Recreation Activities

Board Games

In-house Movies

In-house activities

Local recreation and activities

AA/NA meetings locally

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Site Updated: February 24, 2008