Recope Mission Statement
Recope strives to provide safe, affordable, rehabilitative fitness programming for people with medical challenges. We believe that medically appropriate exercise and a caring community are vital to healing, health maintenance and quality of life.
Recope is a long standing non-profit organization that has been serving the District of Summerland since 1976. We are a registered charity and provide tax receipts for donations (South Okanagan Recope Society - CRA Charity #11915 8095 RR0001).
At Recope, we provide medically designed and supervised therapeutic exercise programs for adults with medical challenges to help them get moving, feel stronger, experience less pain and reclaim an active and independent life. This reduces their reliance on other, more expensive, facets of the health system and empowers them to maintain their health through fitness activities.
Recope started in 1976 when a Doctor, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Nurses felt an aquatic rehabilitation program would be good for a number of their patients who had impaired mobility due to serious accidents. The program has grown over the years to provide support for people with a wide variety of ailments that make it challenging for them to exercise safely in the community recreation centre.
The vast majority of our clients live in Summerland and benefit from being able to participate in local, affordable rehabilitation services within walking, scooter and town driving distance. We serve younger adults with orthopedic, neurological and mental health needs in addition to our traditional senior clientele. Demand for service continues to grow with over 800 client visits per month (averaging 70 participants 3 times per week for 1 hour sessions, with approximately 225 active members).
2016 marked Recope's 40th year helping the citizens of Summerland!
Welcome to Recope!
Andi is our new Fitness Instructor
The Summerland Health-Care Auxiliary
for 20+ years of generous financial support!
Welcome to Recope!
Anne is our new Registered Nurse