Virtual Rec Center

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Happy Virtual Thanksgiving!

  • How to Host a Virtual Thanksgiving – A virtual celebration might look a little different than the family traditions you’re used to, but it can be a great way to accommodate each loved one’s unique health or travel needs without sacrificing your time together.
  • Planning Thanksgiving with – Tue, November 15, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST.  This event is for those who want to have fun while planning and executing project tasks with We will use a thanksgiving theme.
  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips – Thu, November 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. On Thanksgiving day, there are over 2.3 times as many home fires as any other day of the year. Learn how you can avoid a home fire.
  • Thanksgiving in the (Virtual) Park – Celebrate recovery on Thanksgiving on Thu, November 24, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST! There will be 3 keynote speakers and an opportunity for 3-minute pitches. FREE
  • Thanksgiving:  The Origin of Tradition  – Join us on Fri, November 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT on Native American Heritage Day to rethink the story and traditions of Thanksgiving. FREE

Garden & Lawn

Get Active

The Mayo Clinic and the CDC recommend getting in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day!                                                                                  Please check with your doctor before beginning any physical activities.

Activities for Kids

Activities for Teens

Adulting 101

Senior Activities

¡Actividades en español!

Exercise Your Mind

Try these resources to keep your mind sharp:

Language Lessons

  • Open Culture Up to 48 different languages to learn!
  • Free Spanish Lessons – Online beginner Spanish lessons with audio
  • Duolingo – takes a game-like approach to learning and promises it’ll be free forever.
  • Learn A – a simple learning experience created by the U.S. Institute of Languages
  • Busuu – One of the more popular platforms that makes you part of a social community that allows you to learn languages from others.

Learning for Kids

Get Creative!

Having a hobby helps declutter the mind, destress, and increase your physical health.


“I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.”    – James Taylor

Games & Crafts!

Explore the World and Our Own Backyard

Learn about Oak Ridge, and its Incredible History


Need Help?

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline – We can all help prevent suicide. 24/7, free and confidential support. 800-273-8255 (TALK)     Or you can just Chat with someone.
  • The Tribe – Peer to Peer support group for teens faced with mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics
  • Need Help due to Cyberbullying? – If you’re experiencing cyberbullying, you’re not alone. Find out what cyberbullying is and what you can do to protect yourself.



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