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Community Programs Postponed

The safety of the children and workforce at Ranken Jordan is our number one priority. To protect our patients and staff from the spread of infection including the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have postponed all community programs at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Upcoming Classes & Activities

Our unique Care Beyond the Bedside model is woven into everything we do at Ranken Jordan. That means in addition to providing exceptional care that fosters healing and recovery, we make sure your child has plenty of opportunities to smile, have fun, socialize and be a kid.

 

The community programs at Ranken Jordan offer patients and families a way to be involved in a variety of typical childhood activities and experiences. These activities also help children cope better with their hospital experience, regain skills and confidence, learn, socialize and get back to being kids.

 

Our team individualizes activities to suit children’s interests and needs. These fun and therapeutic activities also help children continue to develop and grow while they are at Ranken Jordan. And parents find joy and hope watching their children participate and seeing firsthand their child’s capabilities.

 

We take a holistic approach to caring for the well-being of our patients, siblings and caregivers. Whether it’s through our golf, fishing or baseball programs, summer camps, infant massage classes, support groups or other activities, our community programs help families connect and make positive steps forward.

 

Ranken Jordan community programs are available free for families at Ranken Jordan or those in the community with special medical needs.

Bridges

Bridges is a 6-week grief program offered by Ranken Jordan. The group is open to adults and kids (7 & up) who are grieving the loss of something or someone in their lives…whether it be from a death, as a result of an injury, a divorce, a job loss etc… All are welcome to participate; caregivers of inpatients, past inpatients, people from the community, etc. One does not have to be affiliated with Ranken to take part.

 

DATES: January 8, 15, 22, & 29; February 5 & 12; Follow-up March 11

 

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:00PM

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Infant Massage

Enjoy a bonding experience with your baby while learning Infant Massage. Infant massage promotes relaxation and may help your baby sleep more soundly, improve weight gain and provide relief from teething, congestion or colic. The class is designed for mothers and fathers of newborns and infants up to age eight months. Expectant parents and children with special needs are welcome.

 

DATES: May 9, June 6, July 11, August 29, September 12

 

TIME: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

 

AGES: Newborn to 8 months

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Snapology

Ranken Jordan’s Community Program is offering Snapology, a program designed to help kids learn through play. Snapology engages children ages 4-14 using LEGO bricks, K’Nex and technology. It also designed to: boost participants’ self-esteem, teaches participants planning/ making choices, working together as a team, creativity and imagination.

 

DATES: March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, June 29

 

TIME: 6:00PM – 7:00PM, except on June 29: 11:00AM – 12:00PM

 

AGES: 6 – 14

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481  |  janine.roe@rankenjordan.org

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Therapeutic Fishing

Through the Therapeutic Fishing Program, kids, ages five through 16 are introduced to the wonderful world of fishing. Beginners welcome! One on one teaching is provided for this relaxing lakeside activity. Friends and family members are encouraged to attend. Come enjoy nature, learn about conservation and relax!

 

DATES: April 6 & 22, May 4 & 18, June 1 & 22, July 6 & 20, August 5 & 24, September 9 & 28, October 6 & 19

 

TIME: 5:30PM – 7:00PM

 

AGES: 6 – 21

 

LOCATION: Forest Park Hatchery

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Challenger Baseball

Challenger Baseball is designed specifically for kids and adults with developmental disabilities. Everyone bats and plays the field in every inning. We make sure everyone feels included. Don’t spend baseball season watching the pros on TV. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime firsthand!

 

DATES: August 22 & 29, September 5, 12, 19, & 26, October 3

 

TIME: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

 

AGES: 6 – 21

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Learn To Play Golf

Gateway PGA Pro Kevin Corn from Innsbrook Golf Club teaches these special one-hour golf classes. This one-of-a-kind program provides children who may typically be excluded from participating in golf due to physical or mental limitations a chance to play. Lessons are available for children six years and older. Your child will be encouraged to interact with a diverse group of peers while improving strength, mobility and flexibility.

 

DATES: April 1, 8, & 15

 

TIME: 5:30PM – 6:30PM

 

AGES: 6 – 21

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Camps

Ranken Jordan is offering camp programs for pre-school and school-age children.

 

PRE-SCHOOL CAMP

 

DATES: June 15 – 19

 

TIME: 9:00AM – 11:00AM

 

AGES: 4 – 5

 

SCHOOL-AGE CAMP

 

DATES: June 29 – 30, July 1 – 2

 

TIME: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

 

AGES: 6 – 12

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free (Pre-registration is required)

 

Circus

Moolah Shrine Mini-Circus

 

DATES: March 19, 2020

 

TIME: 11:00AM – 11:45AM

 

LOCATION: Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital

 

CONTACT: 314.872.6481

 

ADMISSION: Free

 

Need Help?

If you need additional information or help with community programs, please contact Janine Roe at (314)872-6481 or click on the button below to email.