Interested in supporting our unified effort to promote inclusive opportunities in physical activity, sport and recreation for people with disabilities? 

IFC offers Coalition membership for both organizations and individuals. 

Are you an Organization?  Go here to Join the Coalition!

Are you an Individual?  Go here to Join a workgroup!

Brooks Health System

Brief Description of Your Organization's Activities:: 

Brooks’ mission is to advance the health and well-being of persons requiring rehabilitation through superior outcomes, service, education and research. The vision of Brooks is to be a network of highly committed employees, physicians, and partner organizations providing a continuum of world-class rehabilitation services to Florida and Georgia.

Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program includes weekly activities in wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, quad rugby, rowing, adaptive aquatics, stroke fitness, multiple sclerosis fitness, adaptive Zumba, and special events with adaptive horseback riding, surfing, waterskiing, archery, and billards. Brooks hopes to improve the physical and social-emotional well-being of individuals with disabilities in the Jacksonville community. We recognize that providing these opportunities is a key element of improving the quality of life for people with disabilities living in our community.

Individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome. Participation at the recreational and competitive level is available at no cost to the participant.

In addition, the health system provides community-based post rehabilitation services to bridge the gap between active treatment and reintegration to community life. The Brooks Clubhouse is the only one serving brain injury survivors in the state of Florida and one of only 20 across the country.  As previously mentioned, Brooks also supports an extensive offering of activities with Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreations Programs.

 

Contact: Julie Schafer, Manager of Healthy Living Programs

Brooks Family YMCA
10423 Centurion Pkwy N
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Telephone: (904) 854-2088

Email: julie.schafer@brookshealth.org

Website: http://www.brookshealth.org/

Next Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (CIFT) Webinar series March 18 - April 22, 2015.  Sign up at certification.acsm.org