|Extra-curricular activities and therapies|
Extracurricular activities provide children everywhere with hours of pleasure and informal learning in an enjoyable, fun environment. At the Day Center, our vast array of optional courses is not just a means of distraction and enjoyment, but actually a vital tool in the healing process. Children with cancer waste hours upon hours in waiting rooms and hospital beds, bored to tears. And there is nothing more dangerous to the child’s physical and emotional health than boredom!
A child who is busy and enjoying constructive activity is automatically happier. He doesn’t have time to dwell on frightening thoughts, fears, and an unknown future. He can be a kid again. Zichron Menachem’s varied courses and activities thus have an automatic positive effect on both the body and soul.
Taking advantage of patients’ free time, Zichron Menachem has created a wonderful array of enrichment courses. Children and teens may select from any of the courses that appeal to their talents, skills, and inclinations. Aside from occupying them in the immediate present, many of these classes can become a basis to a future occupation or hobby.
We employ professional therapists from a variety of fields who strive to infuse vital therapy points into the learning experience.
Siblings and children of cancer patients are also invited to participate in Zichron Menachem’s after-school enrichment programs.
The following is an overview of some of the extra-curricular activities offered at the Day Center: