Therapeutic Recreation

EMPOWER (Everyone is Motivated by Positive Opportunities When Experiencing Recreation) is a Therapeutic Recreation program offered through the Alabaster Parks and Recreation Department for individuals in Shelby County with mental and/or physical disabilities.


Programs are designed to meet the following goals:
  • Independence - Gain skills and experiences that increase one's self esteem, judgment and abilities.
  • Life Skills - Increase money management, problem solving and decision making skills through various community outings.
  • Physical - Develop maximum physical abilities through participation in individual and team recreation.
  • Social - Increase appropriate socialization skills and foster friendships.
EMPOWER (Everyone is Motivated by Positive Opportunities When Experiencing Recreation)
All programs are designed and supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

If there are areas you would like to see addressed, or you have additional questions, please feel free to contact:
Alabaster Senior Center at 205-663-1307.

Participation in Our Programs - It's Your Choice

Inclusive recreation programs - some individuals with disabilities prefer to participate in the traditional recreation programs we offer. Our staff will assist in determining the most effective means of inclusion support for individuals to participate in a program.


We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers! Volunteers are welcome in the Therapeutic Recreation Programs! If you are interested, and would like more information or have questions, please contact the Alabaster Senior Center at 205-663-1307.