Recreational activities

Boost your well-being

ALAN offers a range of adapted physical activities to its members who are living with a rare disease in order to boost their well-being, confidence and self-esteem. These activities are organised with the help of our many volunteers and are funded entirely through donations.

Body mind balance

The courses led by Dunja Grunow are based on a combination of yoga postures, gentle gymnastics exercises and relaxation techniques. They will allow you to let go of your stress and worries for a moment and completely relax in a protected and therapeutic environment.

  • Every Monday from 18:30 to 19:30 online (breathing and relaxation exercises)
  • Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 online and at Mamerhaff (14, rue Henri Kirpach, L-8237 Mamer)  (relaxation exercises, yoga poses, gentle gymnastics exercises)

Registration and information by telephone (+352) 266 112 – 1 or mail info{a}alan.lu

Assistance dog workshops

In collaboration with ASA asbl (Amicale vun der Schoul fir Assistenzhonn), ALAN regularly organizes “Assistance dog workshops” for children who are members of ALAN and who are directly or indirectly affected by a rare disease.

This is an “animal-assisted activity” where the children meet two assistance dogs trained by Handi’chiens (France). The primary objective of these workshops is to allow children facing similar life challenges to get to know each other and share experiences in a protected environment. In addition, topics such as the regulation of emotions, relaxation and the activation of the sensorimotor system will be covered during the workshops. The workshops are supervised by Ms Nelly Nash of ASA asbl and the ALAN consultation team.

The assistance dog workshops are organized on specific afternoons outside school hours. Our young members receive an invitation to participate a few weeks in advance.

Saddle up

ALAN offers introductory sessions to horse therapy in collaboration with the Association de Thérapie Equestre (ATE) in Mondercange.These sessions are open to children, teenagers and young adults who are members of ALAN.

The goals are to:

  • improve your muscle strength and coordination by directing, petting or brushing your pony
  • improve your sitting balance while enjoying games on the back of a horse
  • above all have good fun

The horse therapy sessions are organised on specific afternoons during the school holidays. Our young members receive an invitation to participate a few weeks in advance.

Make a splash

Supervised by specialised physical therapists, our aquatic activities allow you to enjoy the water while improving your overall fitness and well-being.

  • Aqua gymnastics: This course can help you improve your endurance in a manner that is gentle on the joints
  • Swimming: Participants who are autonomous can swim in a protected and safe environment in the large pool
  • Water activities for children: In the warm pool we do muscle-relaxing exercises and little games

When? Every Thursday from 17:00 to 19:00 except during school holidays and on bank holidays

Where? In the Rehazenter Kirchberg

Registration and information by telephone (+352) 266 112 – 1 or email: info{a}alan.lu

Educational farm

In collaboration with the Bricher Päerdsstall, ALAN organizes workshops at an educational farm for children that are being counselled by the ALAN consultation team.

This is an “animal-assisted activity” where the children meet various farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, goats and chickens. The primary objective of these workshops is to allow children affected by a rare disease to break away from their daily lives and discover this unusual setting together with other children. In addition, these activities are particularly conducive to working on the regulation of emotions, relaxation and the activation of the sensorimotor system. The workshops are supervised Monique Mazzone Bausch, manager of the Bricher Paerdsstall, and the ALAN consultation team.

The educational farm workshops are organized once a month, on specific afternoons. These workshops are currently reserved for children being counselled by our consultation team. These children are personally invited by our psychologists.

Walk ‘n Talk

In collaboration with the non-profit organisation EDS Lëtzebuerg and the group Syringomyelie Chiari Lëtzebuerg, ALAN organises monthly wheelchair-accessible « Walk ‘n Talk » tours.

The objective is to get to know each other and connect ,while being active and enjoying nature.

Generally, the tours take place every first Saturday morning of the month, each time in a different park. You can find the program and details in the “events” section.

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