Activity Therapy Services

An outlet for happiness, self-expression, and self-determination is basic to leading a healthy life. 

The Laguna Honda activity therapy department provides residents with specially-tailored activities designed to provide satisfying opportunities for leisure and learning. 

The activity therapy environment at Laguna Honda is one in which residents can succeed, express themselves, and enhance their self-esteem. 

Our activity therapists are skilled at assisting adults with disabilities to reap the therapeutic benefits of leisure pursuits. 

The activities and programs they create, which take advantage of the rich cultural amenities of San Francisco and the extraordinary range of local talent, include:

  • Music
  • Outings
  • Aquatics
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Horticulture
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sports
  • Exercise
  • Spiritual care
  • Participation and discussion of current events
  • Games
  • Expressive arts
  • Special presentations like theatre and concerts

Each activity is designed to recognize residents’ individual and cultural uniqueness and promote their independence and integration.

Activity therapists work closely with nurses, doctors, dieticians, social workers, and other members of  the team of professionals who participate with each resident and his or her family to design an individualized care plan. 

Activity therapists get to know each resident and to understand their likes and dislikes.  Based on a comprehensive assessment, they design a program of activities that engage each individual intellectually, physically, and socially to enhance their health and life.