The Las Floristas Recreational Therapy program is designed to enhance children’s lives during their inpatient stay. Children often get their first glance of their future outside the hospital environment and the possibilities ahead. In a retrofitted van that Las Floristas provides, the kids are taken to out to help them assimilate back into the public. Excursions can include bowling, shopping centers, restaurants and even Disneyland.
Each summer the children are taken to Dockweiler Beach for a day of fun in the sun at Dockweiler Beach which includes a picnic lunch. Los Angeles County hosts and supplies the children with special beach wheelchairs. These chairs are engineered from the ground up to be light, durable and easy to push even in deep sand and water. Many of our core programs are integrated with one another. Some of the Adolescent Support Group enjoyed this day at the beach, traveling there in the Recreational Therapy Van. Some of the children participate in our Art Program and painted the lifeguard station they saw at the beach in the next art class.
We also host annual clinic parties for the inpatient children which is centered on a fun activity that promotes hand-eye coordination and concentration. The party always includes a fun lunch.