Places for Kids and Families to Relax
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has several activity centers and spaces for patients and their families. These special amenities are provided free of charge and designed to give our visitors places where they can play, relax or have fun
Love Jen Family Support Center
Located on the fourth floor, this spacious center is an area where families and patients can get together in a homelike environment. There is a large-screen TV, comfortable seating area and a kitchen area, café tables, laundry facilities, a playroom for young children and a Teen Room for older patients.
For young children, there are inviting playrooms in the Love Jen Family Center and on the third and fourth floors of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. The playrooms have toys, games, medical play and arts and crafts. Special hospital events are also hosted here. Please call the Child Life Department at 954-265-0171 to confirm hours.
Toddler Time, located in the Love Jen Family Center playroom, provides our youngest patients with time in the playroom with or without their parents. This allows children to socialize while caregivers take a break. Hours: Monday through Friday, 11am – noon.
The Relaxation Room is available for patients and families to relax in a calm environment, where they can sit in a massage chair, listen to soothing music or snuggle up with a book from the library. Please call our family advocate at 954-265-0191 for more information.
This room also houses the Serenity Salon for convenient hairstyling needs. A stylist is here every Tuesday. To schedule an appointment, please call our family advocate at 954-265-0191 or sign up on the list posted at the salon on Monday nights.
There are three Teen Rooms for teens to relax, play games and make friends their own ages who are going through similar challenges. The teen rooms are in the Love Jen Family Center and on the third and fourth floors of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Please call the Child Life Department at 954-265-0171 to confirm times of availability.
A comfortable countertop in the Love Jen Family Center with laptops for easy wireless access of the internet.
To learn more about these rooms, or to schedule an appointment in the Relaxation Room, call our Family Advocate program at 954-265-1070.