Therapeutic Recreation, also known as “TR,” is a new  enrichment program in Hopewell that offers a variety of adaptive recreation activities for individuals with special needs, ranging from physical and developmental to emotional or cognitive impairments.  


The mission of this new programming is to provide individuals with any impairment a chance to engage in meaningful activities in a safe space with those who may face similar challenges. Programs will be designed to accommodate specific needs and will take into account individual abilities and goals.  Hopewell Recreation and Parks is excited to welcome AJ McCage to the team as the Community Programs Supervisor.  AJ will be responsible for leading all of the department’s new TR programs.  AJ is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has extensive experience working with differently-abled populations.  

Interest Meeting Info

Join us for a group discussion on upcoming programming and recreational opportunities for persons of all abilities. 


Friday, January 24, 4-5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Individual Meetings

Interested in having a one-on-one discussion with our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist about your loved one’s needs and interests? Meetings are by appointment only and will be held the week of January 28-31.  Schedule today while spaces are still available!


AJ McCage, Community Programs Supervisor, (804) 541-2353

Adult TR Day Classes

Recommended for ages 16+. These therapeutic recreation classes are held every other week and will feature activities geared towards teen/adult participants.  Activities will include but are not limited to visual arts, fitness, team building, STEAM, and holiday celebrations. Parents, caregivers, or guardians must stay and are encouraged to participate. All supplies and  equipment will be provided. 


Session 1: Monday, February 17. (Painting structures)

Session 2: Monday, March 2. (Chair exercises)

Session 3: Monday, March 16. (St. Patty’s game party)

Session 4: Monday, March 30. (Molding and sculpting)

Session 6: Monday, April 27. (Beading creations)


Hopewell Community Center. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3/session.


Youth TR Evening Classes

Recommended for ages 15 and under. These fun therapeutic recreation classes will feature themes that will alternate each week and will include art, crafts, music therapy, holiday celebrations, Legos, and more!  Classes are held weekly with the exception of the last Tuesday of each month.  Parents, caregivers, or guardians must stay and are encouraged to      participate. All supplies and equipment will be provided. 


Session 1: Tuesday, February 4. (Get your paint on)

Session 2: Tuesday, February 11. (Chair exercises)

Session 3: Tuesday, February 18. (Music therapy)

Session 4: Tuesday, March 3. (Get your yoga on)

Session 5: Tuesday, March 10. (Bricks-4-Kidz)

Session 6: Tuesday, March 17. (St. Patty’s Day party)

Session 7: Tuesday, March 24. (Beading creations)

Session 10: Tuesday, April 21. (Music therapy)


Hopewell Community Center. 6-7 p.m. $3/session. 

Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860


T: (804) 541-2353

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