The Power of Recreation
The benefits of participating in recreation and leisure activities have been described and documented by our community members. The following is real life data from interviews and surveys conducted in the Niagara Region by the Club Wellness Niagara Founder to measure the impact of recreation on a person's life.
Recreation Makes Me Feel
connected with others
like I have accomplished something
like I don't want to go home
part of something
happy to see my friends
part of a family
like I can spread my wings and fly
"Participating in recreation activities has helped me to have a feeling of well-being."
"Just accept us for who we are. Don't try to change us."
"Recreation has helped me grow as a person. I can be myself."
integrating yourself with others
a positive and healthy life
"Recreation helps with stress to change the routine. It balances mental health against mental illness. Mental illness is like claustrophobia closing in on you. An excursion moves you into the larger world and is a way of bonding with others."
"Recreation has helped me to be more social and build my confidence."
"Recreation is good for depression and
getting out of the house."
Why I Choose Recreation
improves emotional, physical and spiritual health
strengthen relationships with others
see new things/environments
have someone to talk to
something to look forward to
have a break from routines
meet new people
learn how to be around people
build creative thinking
never be on your own