REACH Program Description
REACH is a program designed to meet identified needs in our community to address areas of Recreation, Education, Advocacy, Community Outreach and Health. The primary customer groups for these programs include graduates of rehab and healthworks, persons with activity limitations and persons with applicable educational needs within our community. All REACH programs will follow applicable policies and procedures of WakeMed Rehab including confidentiality, Emergency situations and Safety and Security.
The REACH sponsors provide oversight of the REACH programs. This administrative group has representatives from Administration, Outpatient, Rehab Hospital, Healthworks, Referral Development and Public Relations. The REACH sponsors provide guidelines for program design, approve programs and necessary funding, provide oversight for community use of the Health Park, approve elements of the communication plan developed by Public Relations regarding REACH activities, and evaluate program outcomes. The REACH sponsors will also assist in soliciting information from stakeholders regarding expectations and needs.
REACH programs currently include:
Club Reach is a twice a week membership program designed to provide an opportunity for recreation, leisure and fitness. Club Reach is directed toward individuals who have incurred loss of some physical functioning through illness, injury or disease process and who also want to engage in social activities.
The program does not have a medical or clinical component but does provide a structured schedule of leisure/recreational activities. Each member must be medically stable and able to self manage personal needs including medications and toileting.
Membership to this program would benefit those individuals that currently experience some degree of social/recreation isolation.
A membership fee is required for participation in this program. The program will follow the applicable WakeMed Rehab and Healthworks policies and procedures. Click here for more info.
REACH Bowling is an evening bowling program open to individuals with activity limitations. The group meets on a weekly basis at a Raleigh bowling alley and is supported by a WakeMed Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.
Special community events are scheduled throughout the year to meet specific community needs. These events may include sports expos, health fairs, recreation clinics such as golfing, fishing, etc., educational seminars, and fitness opportunities.
Advocacy and Shareholder Input
Community advisory ad hoc group meetings are held with a mission of gathering input and feedback from the community and persons served on programs and services that WakeMed Rehab, Healthworks and REACH can address or respond to. The advisory group includes consumers, service representatives and community resources that are interested in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities who live within our service area.