What does this mean in L’Arche?
Recreation refers to all those activities that Core members choose to do to refresh their bodies and minds and make their leisure time more interesting and enjoyable. We enjoy activities such as walking, swimming, meditation, reading, playing games and dancing. Together we get involved with local sports partnership events and with Special Olympics Ireland. Communities that participate in physical activity, sports, and recreation have the opportunity to develop strong social bonds with peers. Other recreational activities include scrap booking, making jewellery, music, exercising, nature walking, reading, and playing board games or just connecting in casual conversation. In L’Arche we view celebration as an important part of our ongoing recreation and time together. We enjoy collectively celebrating one another; birthday parties, sharing meals or as part of connecting with our local and wider communities and our National and International L’Arche community for different occasions.