Get fit. Have fun. Make friends.

The Courts Fitness and Enrichment Program focuses on cognitive stimulation, socialization, and physical advancements.

 

What We Offer.

 

The Courts Fitness and Enrichment Program is designed for adults with developmental delays. We offer socialization, cognitive stimulation, and physical fitness in a variety of capacities.

  • Socialization
  • Community Integration Outings
  • Skills Training and Social Competence
  • Life Enrichment Activities
  • Independence
  • Physical Fitness Activities

Fitness Programs.

FITNESS CLASSES

Participants have many options for fitness. Classes and activities focus on moving in a fun environment and offer benefits of fitness by engaging the whole body.

OPEN GYM

Enjoy a variety of sports activities in a safe environment:
• Basketball
• Volleyball
• Indoor Soccer
• Baseball

Enrichment Activities.

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION OUTINGS

Enjoy a fun-filled day exploring downtown Portland or a scenic drive through the Columbia Gorge. We offer a wide range of outings to fit the interests of our participants.

SOCIALIZATION

The Eastside Explorers program promotes socialization through clubs and activities that focus on team building and the creation of meaningful relationships.

Daily Programs

Check out our program descriptions and class schedule to find an enrichment or fitness activity that best meets your needs.

Active

Physical Fitness – Groove and Fit meets daily. Team members lead participants in a variety of exercises that work different muscle groups, balance, and strength.
Benefits: Physical fitness, socialization and fun!

Seated Stretching – Seated Stretching occurs daily before lunch. Participants are instructed to follow the stretches and motions of the staff member/volunteer who is leading the activity.
Benefits: This is a physical activity that promotes healthy blood flow, muscle movement, motor skills, and breathing. Participants also need to follow a set of directions.

Creative

Arts and Crafts – Participants use mediums such as pastels, charcoals, watercolors, and collage to create art and craft projects.
Benefits: Art has been proven to relive stress and put people in a calmer state. Crafting works motor skills with a focus on hand-eye coordination and sparks creativity, individuality and expression. Participants gain a feeling of accomplishment after creating something with their hands.

Scrapbooking – Participants create scrapbook pages using photographs taken at the center.
Benefits: By looking through photos, participants are reminded of activities that they have been involved in. Some participants may be experiencing memory loss and looking at photos helps them to recall the fun they have at the center. Scrapbooking promotes creativity and design. It is a social activity.

Games

Bingo – Bingo is played on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Participants play for an assortment of prizes.
Benefits: BINGO is a social game. There is no skill involved. Participants enjoy playing for prizes and it’s a way to encourage fun and laughter.

Crosswords/Puzzles – Participants give the answers to clues in order complete a crossword puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are also available throughout the center.
Benefits: Crosswords and puzzles engage the brain and promote healthy aging.

Hands On

Cooking Club – Cooking Club meets daily. Participants help prepare nutritionally balanced food items used for snacks, desserts, or to accompany lunch.
Benefits: Cooking Club encourages participants to follow a set of directions (recipe). Dicing, chopping, and assembling works motor skills. Allowing participants to be involved in the process of cooking gives many a sense of purpose and helps them feel like they are contributing to the program.

Gardening Club – Participants explore horticulture and nature topics.
Benefits: Participants engage in horticultural projects, which engage the senses and evoke memories. During the winter months, participants complete indoor activities such as fresh floral arrangements and bird feeders for the garden.

Social

Social Competence – Participants engage in activities designed to build life-skills and give them tools to use while out in the community.

Social Circle – Participants meet for Social Circle multiple times a week and enjoy the conversations that take place during this club. The Courts Fitness & Enrichment program promotes socialization and the formation of new friendships.

Mindfulness Therapy – Participants gather together to complete breathing exercises that promote mindfulness, which can often evoke memories and feelings.

Tech

Karaoke – Participants enjoy singing a variety of karaoke songs after lunch.

Wii – Participants meet in the Media Room to play games on the Wii gaming system.
Benefits: Using the Wii to play games promotes the use of muscles and cognition, while participants have fun and laugh together.

— Schedule —

Monday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Gardening Club

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Tuesday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Sports Talk/Cooking

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Competence

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Wednesday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Crafting

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Competence

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Thursday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/ Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Scrapbooking

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Friday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/ Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Games

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Active

 

Physical Fitness – Groove and Fit meets daily. Team members lead participants in a variety of exercises that work different muscle groups, balance, and strength.
Benefits: Physical fitness, socialization and fun!

Seated Stretching – Seated Stretching occurs daily before lunch. Participants are instructed to follow the stretches and motions of the staff member/volunteer who is leading the activity.
Benefits: This is a physical activity that promotes healthy blood flow, muscle movement, motor skills, and breathing. Participants also need to follow a set of directions.

 

Creative

 

Arts and Crafts – Participants use mediums such as pastels, charcoals, watercolors, and collage to create art and craft projects.
Benefits: Art has been proven to relive stress and put people in a calmer state. Crafting works motor skills with a focus on hand-eye coordination and sparks creativity, individuality and expression. Participants gain a feeling of accomplishment after creating something with their hands.

Scrapbooking – Participants create scrapbook pages using photographs taken at the center.
Benefits: By looking through photos, participants are reminded of activities that they have been involved in. Some participants may be experiencing memory loss and looking at photos helps them to recall the fun they have at the center. Scrapbooking promotes creativity and design. It is a social activity.

 

Games

 

Bingo – Bingo is played on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Participants play for an assortment of prizes.
Benefits: BINGO is a social game. There is no skill involved. Participants enjoy playing for prizes and it’s a way to encourage fun and laughter.

Crosswords/Puzzles – Participants give the answers to clues in order complete a crossword puzzle. Jigsaw puzzles are also available throughout the center.
Benefits: Crosswords and puzzles engage the brain and promote healthy aging.

 

Hands On

 

Cooking Club – Cooking Club meets daily. Participants help prepare nutritionally balanced food items used for snacks, desserts, or to accompany lunch.
Benefits: Cooking Club encourages participants to follow a set of directions (recipe). Dicing, chopping, and assembling works motor skills. Allowing participants to be involved in the process of cooking gives many a sense of purpose and helps them feel like they are contributing to the program.

Gardening Club – Participants explore horticulture and nature topics.
Benefits: Participants engage in horticultural projects, which engage the senses and evoke memories. During the winter months, participants complete indoor activities such as fresh floral arrangements and bird feeders for the garden.

 

Social

 

Social Competence – Participants engage in activities designed to build life-skills and give them tools to use while out in the community.

Social Circle – Participants meet for Social Circle multiple times a week and enjoy the conversations that take place during this club. The Courts Fitness & Enrichment program promotes socialization and the formation of new friendships.

Mindfulness Therapy – Participants gather together to complete breathing exercises that promote mindfulness, which can often evoke memories and feelings.

 

Tech

 

Karaoke – Participants enjoy singing a variety of karaoke songs after lunch.

Wii – Participants meet in the Media Room to play games on the Wii gaming system.
Benefits: Using the Wii to play games promotes the use of muscles and cognition, while participants have fun and laugh together.

 

— Schedule —

Monday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Gardening Club

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Tuesday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Sports Talk/Cooking

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Competence

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Wednesday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Crafting

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Competence

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Thursday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/ Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Scrapbooking

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Friday

8:00 AM
Arrivals/ Snack
Stretching

9:00 AM
Social Competence

11:30 AM
Games

12:30 PM
Lunch & Arrivals/ Departures

1:30 PM
Stretching

2:30 PM
Social Comp

3:30-4:30 PM
Karaoke

4:30-5:00 PM
Departures

Meet Our Team

Tonnya Garthe

Tonnya Garthe

Program Director

Tonnya obtained her Bachelor of Science Social Work and Associates of Applied Science Mental Health Human Service degree while working at Mt. Hood Adult Day Center, before the company branched out to include the Eastside Explorers and Courts Fitness and Enrichment programs. Upon graduation, Tonnya had the opportunity to work with adults with disabilities and fell in love with the population. Tonnya is responsible for the quality of both programs and works hard to prove their success. She ensures that team members are trained and continuously educated to meet today’s high standards.

Tonnya enjoys trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and spending time with her children. Her passion for her work can be felt by anyone who meets her, and she often finds herself exploring new ideas for the programs in her spare time.

“Getting to be a part of life-changing events for differently abled adults is a privilege. I love what I do.” – Tonnya Garthe

Kami Wright

Kami Wright

Care Coordinator

Kami works closely with the Program Director to provide quality services. She implements detailed care plans and acts as an advocate for each participant. Kami is in frequent contact with area case managers, care home providers, and families to ensure strong communication.

Nerissa Donlon

Nerissa Donlon

Care Coordinator

Nerissa’s passion for working with adults with developmental delays shines through with each passing day. Nerissa works hard to ensure all policies and procedures are in place and the program is running smoothly. She builds meaningful relationships with care homes, case managers, and families while advocating for each participant. Nerissa also spends a lot of time guaranteeing her fellow team members are educated and informed with today’s evolving standards of care.

Missy Hawley

Missy Hawley

Activity Coordinator

Missy enjoys researching and implementing fun and engaging activities she can incorporate into the daily schedule. She embraces the challenge of finding projects that meet the many interests and ability levels of each participant. Missy appreciates the time she is able to spend with participants completing projects and having fun!

334 NE 219th Ave. Gresham, OR 97030

Office: 503-328-9416
Fax: 503-328-9734
Email: info@thecourtsprogram.com

The Courts Fitness & Enrichment