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Memorial Medical Center's Regional Rehabilitation Center sponsors outdoor recreation clinics for people with physical disabilities          Send a link to a friend

[April 19, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- Memorial Medical Center's Regional Rehabilitation Center will sponsor two free outdoor recreation clinics for people with physical disabilities.

A May 19 fishing clinic, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the largest pond at Conservation World, in the northwest section of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

A May 23 golf clinic will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Rail Golf Club in Sherman, which is sponsoring the clinic with Memorial.

"Recreational activities contribute to a healthier mind and body. We teach our patients that with a positive attitude and a willingness to work, they can participate in almost any activity they desire, regardless of their physical disabilities," according to Lisa Cline, a recreational therapist with Memorial's Regional Rehabilitation Center.

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"Participants at both clinics will learn new techniques and how to use adaptive equipment to take part in their leisure interest of fishing or golf. Being active helps maintain wellness and makes life more satisfying and fun."

Each clinic is limited to 25 participants. For more information or to receive a registration form, call Cline at 217-788-3461.

Memorial Medical Center, 701 N. First St., is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in the Illinois Medical District at Springfield.

[Text from file received from Memorial Medical Center]

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