Recreation Respite

Recreation is a planned program of activities with opportunities to participate as part of a community.  The program serves eligible children and adults who live with a parent/family.  It offers the family member with the disability a break from their caregiver, and the caregiver has time on their own as well.  Transportation is provided to and from activities.

Three Programs, Tailored for Participants’ Needs

Recreation at a glance


Recreation for Kids/Teens

From community parks to area fitness centers and bowling alleys, don’t be surprised where you might cross paths with the enthusiastic participants of the Kids/Teen Recreation program. Two groups (age 8-14 and age 14-18) meet on separate Saturdays for age-appropriate recreation activities. This service is offered at no cost to families.


Recreation for Adults

Adults over 18 receive a monthly calendar. Community outings include bowling, dance class, horseback riding, scrapbooking, sporting events, shopping, and trips to local restaurants. Transportation is included but the cost is paid by the individual with the disability.


In addition to these activities, participants enjoy a program of dances throughout the year.


Interested in Learning More About Recreation?

Talk to your service coordinator about any of the recreation programs available.  For other questions regarding respite, contact Family Support Services Supervisor Cathy Sullivan at (585)658-0200 ext. 1.



“I started recreation right after I started services. They came out to meet me and talked to me about recreation. Then I started to go on activities. I’ve gone shopping at malls, visited the Cuba Cheese factory, and I go to dances. My favorite trip was the trip we took to Cleveland. We stayed at a nice hotel right downtown, and I got to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I saw Johnny Cash’s tour bus! He is one of my favorite singers. I can not wait to go to Pennsylvania next!  My grandma likes that I get to go out of the house more and get to see new places.”