Thanks to some generous community support, the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital has a new playground.
Replacing the old 30-year-old playground has long been a priority, as it failed to meet CSA standards, and was full of sand which limited what kinds of equipment could be used in it.
The President of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Wendy Dougas, says they wanted a playground which had options accessible to all children.
“To be able to integrate play with therapy is a huge part in their journey, because a lot of their exercises are repetitive based,” explains Dougas. “So if we can do it in a space that appeals to all of your senses, that is cheerful, that is happy, and where we can incorporate play with therapy, it just makes them that much more motivated to do the work.
The new playground has rubber in place of the sand, a saucer swing, elevated equipment, a tree-house, and what Dougas calls “a twirly thing.”
“They’re on all of the equipment,” she says. “And that is really kind of the confirmation that you want to see, that you got it right.” (scb, ms)
— Glenrose Foundation (@glenrosefdn) August 26, 2016