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Patient programs

Patient programs

Patient programs

Beyond treating medical conditions, our staff truly cares about the children we see. We want the best for them...just like you.

We have developed several programs for teenagers that provide a head start in learning to transition to adulthood, in a safe environment with friends and fellow patients.

FutureFest

FutureFest is a six-day summer camp sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane. Participants stay in the family center adjacent to the hospital and participate in a variety of educational and recreational activities during the day. Camp activities take place throughout the hospital and in the local community. While at the camp, participants will experience what it is like to live more independently and learn skills essential for success as an adult. They have opportunities to socialize with peers, explore a variety of exciting leisure activities and find ways to overcome challenges – all while having a great time!

FutureFest is designed for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 15–18
  • Independent in mobility either with or without a wheelchair or assistive device
  • Independent in self care
  • Able to effectively communicate wants and needs to staff
  • Motivated to become an adult able to experience the greatest possible degree of independence

For more information, please contact our camp coordinators:

Larissa Sims, CTRS
509-623-0421
Email

Linda Lee, MSW
509-744-1253
Email

Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night is an annual dance for teen patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane who are in eighth to 12th grade. Each teen is encouraged to bring one friend. The event includes the chance for patients to get their hair and makeup done, dinner, music, dancing and more!

Our staff and volunteers donate their time to host this event in a safe environment. Our teens’ favorite rule is: No parents allowed!

For more information, please contact:

Linda Lee, MSW
509-744-1253
Email

Teen exercise group

Want to exercise in a fun environment with other Shriners Hospital kids? Join the Shriners Hospital's teen exercise group! Each session meets for six weeks, every Thursday, 6–7 p.m. in the Spokane Shriners Hospital rehabilitation gym.

Exercise sessions are offered at no cost to patients ages 13–18, and are supervised by the Shriners Hospitals for Children physical and occupational therapists.

Contact us for information on the next available session at 509-623-0460.

Teen group

Local teens between the ages 14–18, who are patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane, get together to build relationships and participate in fun activities. Teen group allows kids to:

  • Share experiences with other teens
  • Learn new skills
  • Participate in community activities
  • Prepare for life after high school

Parents also have the opportunity to meet and learn from each other and help their children be more independent following high school.

Teen group participants must:

  • Be 14–18 years old
  • Attend eighth grade or high school
  • Have a simple to complex diagnosis

Teen group meets on Tuesday evenings, 6–8 p.m. There is no cost to participate.

There are typically four sessions each year – fall, winter, spring and summer. Teens should expect to come every week throughout the session if possible.

Parents and family members are occasionally invited to join in special events.

For more information, please contact our teen group coordinators:

Larissa Sims, CTRS
509-623-0421
Email

Linda Lee, MSW
509-744-1253
Email

   
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