Upcoming Recreation Therapy Events

Our Health and Wellness Clinics are for individuals with a spinal cord injury, C-6 or below, and other disabilities with similar physical function. These clinics provide the opportunity to become physically active and gain insight to achieving a well-balanced lifestyle. Sports and activities vary.

Virtual Clinics

E-Birding: Three-Part Educational Series

  • Join Shepherd Center's Health and Wellness Program along with the Georgia Audubon Society to increase you knowledge and skill with birding. This course will offer education in birding by ear, backyard birding and the science and apps for birding.
  • Dates: October 12, and November 9 (all Tuesdays)
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Platform: Online and will be using Zoom
  • Cost: $30

Shepherd Center Moves

  • Shepherd Center will be hosting a six-week Health and Wellness virtual clinic for individuals with spinal cord injury, C-6 or below or other neurological impairments with similar function. Participants receive education on wellness and virtual training on strength and cardio from Shepherd Center Recreation Therapists and Exercise Physiologist. Participating in these types of activities can reduce secondary complications, increase endurance and strength, and can expand participants’ knowledge of and experience with physical activities. Regular participation in physical activity will help maintain a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle.
  • Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays (begins Tuesday, Oct 14 and ends Thursday, Nov 18)
  • Time: 12-1pm
  • Platform: Online (Zoom)
  • Cost: $30

Hands-On Clinics

Health and Wellness Horticulture Clinic

  • Shepherd Center and the Trellis Horticulture Therapy Alliance will be hosting a hands-on horticulture program! This in-person program includes learning and completing a horticulture activity at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, located in Atlanta, GA. This event is open to individuals with spinal cord injury/illness, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions.
  • Date: Friday, October 8
  • Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
    980 Briarcliff Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
  • Cost: $30

Register for a Recreation Therapy Event

For more information or requests for special assistance, please contact Jenny DiLaura at
404-603-5173 or Jenny.Dilaura@shepherd.org.