Grove House is the recovery home for Virginia NeuroCare which is an out-patient recovery facility for head trauma patients. VA NeuroCare is contracted by DOD & has up to 8 active duty soldiers participating in therapy & living at Grove House. Their length of stay at Grove House typically lasts from 2 months to a year. The soldiers are scheduled for therapy from 9am-3pm each week day but have nothing to do on the weekends. They watch movies, play video games & occasionally go on trips planned by Grove House but clearly find the weekends to be a long & difficult time. They are from across this country & many have neither friends nor family in the area. Blue Star would like to schedule a simple activity with them once a month. We are looking into ball game tickets at U.Va.; some other ideas include taking them out (or staying in) for pizza & a movie, fishing, bringing them into our homes for a potluck dinner, making chili & taking it over to watch a ballgame with them, playing cards or video games with them. please feel free to make some suggestions. Each activity would have to be cleared by Grove House. GROVE HOUSE 506 Grove Ave. 220-1424 Take the Locust St exit off 250 Bypass. Pass Martha Jeff. Hospital & take a left on East High. Take your first left onto Grove Ave. (Grove Ave. runs parallel to Locust) Grove House is on the right & is a white 3 story colonial with blue shutters, surrounded by a black wrought iron fence. Parking is available on the street.
Charlottesville Parks and Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation Program
Supervisor, Mildred W. Spicer
The City Therapeutic Recreation Program is a recreation program for children and adults who because of physical or mental limitations cannot easily fit into regular City recreation activities. Some activities include: basketball, volleyball, exercise, swimming, day and overnight trips, supper clubs and several others. Most activities are held at the Downtown Recreation Center, in Charlottesville. Volunteers help with running activities and with creating an environment for individuals to achieve a normal lifestyle through play, recreation and leisure.
Need volunteers during upcoming dances: Sept. 10, 2011, Oct. 29, 2011.
Service Dogs of Virginia, Inc. is a Charlottesville, Virginia based non-profit organization dedicated to raising and training service dogs to assist people who have disabilities. Our goal is to help individuals in wheelchairs or with a mobility disorder to become more independent through the assistance of a highly trained dog.
Rhonda Miska, Community Coordinator
Innisfree Village, a residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Coworkers (residents with developmental disabilities), volunteers and staff create a dynamic lifestyle on 550 acres. Located near the center of our community are eight homes, a community center, weavery, bakery, woodshop, office and gardens.