Recreation Therapy and Therapeutic Play

Finding comfort and ways to reduce the stress during their stay

Forever Young Zone Playroom

Patients of all ages and their families are welcome to participate in free play, art activities, and various board and video games.

  • Hours: Daily 2 – 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday 6 – 8 p.m.


A free choice play and learning program designed around the skills and developmental needs of infants and young children up to the age of six.

  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Pet Assisted Therapy

"Furry Friends" volunteers bring their dogs to visit with patients and their families. Visit dates are listed on the monthly playroom calendar.

Bedside Activities

Recreation Therapists/Child Life Specialists assess patient needs and provide therapeutic play activities to help ease time spent at the hospital. In addition, volunteers may visit bedside to provide activities such as the Play Cart, Art Cart, or Books Alive (online books/activities).