REACH - Recreation, Education, Advocacy, Community outreach and Health - is designed for graduates of rehab and Healthworks, persons with activity limitations and persons with applicable educational needs. All REACH programs will follow the applicable policies and procedures of WakeMed Rehab including confidentiality, emergency situations, and safety and security.
REACH's administrative leadership includes representation from WakeMed Administration, Outpatient Services, Rehab Hospital, Healthworks, Referral Development and Public Relations. REACH sponsors provide program guidelines, approve programs and necessary funding, provide oversight for community use of the Health Park, approve elements of any communication plan and evaluate program outcomes. REACH sponsors 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 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 such as medications and toileting. Membership to this program benefits individuals that currently experience some degree of social/recreation isolation.
A membership fee is required. The program will follow the applicable WakeMed Rehab and Healthworks policies and procedures. Click for more info.
REACH Bowling is an evening bowling program open to individuals with activity limitations. The group meets weekly at a Raleigh bowling alley and is supported by a WakeMed therapeutic recreation specialist.
Community events are scheduled throughout the year and 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 to gather input and feedback from the community. The advisory group includes consumers, service representatives and community resources that are interested in enhancing the lives of people with disabilities in our community.