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If you’re interested in learning more, please see our frequently asked questions below. Or, fill out this preliminary application form to provide your contact information and we will contact you to discuss program registration and complete a more detailed intake process.
The cost is $25.00 per month (per household).
The cost is for the household (not per person), which means if there is more than one participant from your household, you only pay this subscription once per month including everyone in your household for unlimited access to programming!
In addition to a monthly subscription, we also offer the option to purchase a 10-Class Pass for $10. Enjoy any 10 Rec@Home activities of your choice without having to commit to a monthly subscription. There is no expiry date for this pass.
We do not want cost to be a barrier to entry for any senior that could benefit from participating in this program. That is why we offer the opportunity for seniors to apply to enrol in the Rec@Home program at no cost. Our Low Income Subsidy Rate program lets you apply to register for Rec@Home at no cost. Eligibility is based on income and age.
Download Low Income Application Form
Return completed Low Income Subsidy Application form including proof of income to:
Mail: Rec@Home c/o The Brenda Strafford Foundation - 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW Calgary, AB T3B 0K7
Hello, I am a home caregiver offering companionship to two clients, involved with Rec@Home virtual Recreation, one in the mornings & one in the afternoons. Both my clients have progressive dementia. Connecting with them meaningfully and engaging them in some pleasurable activity was becoming a challenge for me as their conditions worsened.
The virtual “Rec@ home” program became my lifesaver!!! Thanks to this program, I can now better connect with and enrich the lives of my clients.
With my morning client, who now reverts to her native language, communication was truly a challenge. But the hourly virtual exercise program with Sarah made the difference! Through the exercise routine she smiles and laughs and loves to smile and joke. She is happy to see me by her side, as we do the exercises together. The barriers were removed, and our hearts were connected.
Now after the exercise session, she holds my hand as we together listen to concert music (which she enjoys immensely). Thanks to Rec@ home for connecting hearts!
With my afternoon client, who was more “outdoorsy”, we enjoyed long walks, birdwatching, and journaling together. All that came to a standstill with the cognitive decline. I was overwhelmed with anxiety as to how to keep her engaged as her behaviors became random and unexpected. “Rec@ home” came to my rescue!
I suggested the program to her spouse, and he was excited. By offering variety and flexibility on a “come-and-go basis”, the program worked well with her random behaviors. There’s no expectation or competition, so it puts her at ease. She especially likes Sarah’s jokes and laughs telling me “That’s a good one!” She is a music lover and simply loves the music sessions. In the comfort of her home, she enjoys observing entire group activities quietly, peering at the faces of the participants on the screen & socializing. At times she is motivated to exercise, when observing the group workouts.
Some of the beautiful aspects of the virtual program is doing at their own pace, no ratings, no pressure to perform and engaging in online fun activities & tours. It keeps their creative spirit alive!
Sarah and “Rec@Home” are game changers!! No denying that!!
And as for me, a caregiver, I can remain calm and collected, not to stress out about coming up with a new plan; fully assured that my clients are engaging in two hours of life enriching experiences.
Thank you, Rec,@ home!!!
If you have more questions, please contact Sarah Allen at Tel: 587 231 6973 or Email: sarah.allen@theBSF.ca