•• The Earth Meets The Sea •• Finished paintings always make me smile 😊 This was so much fun to create ! Mainly because I did a bit of experimenting aaaand I was on holidays so I wasn’t limited by time constraints! This beauty has been commissioned by my osteopath who fixes my back after I ruin it in the seriously odd positions I put myself in while painting. .
Dream big 💜 2 years ago I was 200lb and nearly 9 months pregnant. I was in pain and barely rolling over in bed (yes) or walking up and down hills, let alone running. Even 1 year ago when I had started running again for only a couple months I never imagined I could actually be a marathoner and do it on my own. I spent too many years waiting for someone to be crazy enough to do this with me. Well one day I remembered my dream and I said yes. ✨ #iamenough#therapeuticrecreation#selfreflection#caseinpoint#iamstrong
Zach took his Rec therapy session to new heights ✈️. Our intern, @haley_merz96, coordinated and helped raise money to support Zach and his passion for skydiving. Zach continues to challenge himself while inspiring others to do the same. Thanks to everyone who donated and a special thanks to Larry, Todd, and Randy from @gravitypoweredsports!
Hey, TRO Students! There's still time to enter our 2019 #TROLeisureEd Contest!
Create or share a Leisure Education Program Idea – the more details the better! (Include info on population, setting, article links, best practice, etc.)
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The winner will receive a great TRO prize pack, two professional contribution points toward Registration with TRO (R/TRO, R/TRO DIP) (all participants are eligible for one point) and have their submission added to the TRO Leisure Education Pinterest board!
Enter by April 2, 2019! More at: https://www.trontario.org/about/tro-awards/contest.html
Although I work Monday - Friday, one of my responsibilities is to make sure patients have activities to keep them busy over the weekend. Much of my Friday routine after my groups involves meeting with patients to give them projects to work on and stocking the unit with different activities, including my "Project of the Week" (more on this at a later time). This weekend Fuse Beads were a huge hit, and I walked in to lots of ironing to do this morning 😂
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Proud of this project! Worked on the clients fine motor skills, took us 3 months.
We would only meet up on Fridays to work on it for an hour at a time... But it's done and we already opened a new box to start 😂
ActivityPro is a web based attendance program made specifically for Recreation Therapy. It is compatible with EMR software which eliminates the need to manually input resident data or admissions/discharges. Users can log minutes of therapy or attendance, document level of participation, and even write notes related to an individual during a given program. Our department has been using the program for approximately 2 months and we can't say enough about it.
We start by discussing patients interests, and barriers to leisure. We focus a lot of our attention to the endless benefits of leisure and how it can improve our mental health. I try to teach a new game or 2 and end group with a quick debrief.
Today we also reviewed a great newspaper article discussing the importance of play for adults.
#activityidea Yesterday at the retirement home I work at the residents and I did some baking! I didn't get many pictures unfortunately (always too busy running around I'm surprised I even got these ones!), but here you can see them preparing our strawberries. We made strawberry shortcake kabobs for our high tea social later that afternoon 🍓
I love baking with residents as it is a past interest of many which they often are unable to do on their own. I allow for as much independence during the activity, providing copies of the recipe for everyone and all the materials needed and simply guide them as they mix the ingredients themselves. I love how baking is not only an emotional program but can also be great for cognitive functioning (measuring, ordering and sequencing) and physical functioning (stirring, cracking eggs). I also love the pride residents have after they make their dessert and we serve it to others. Hearing others tell them how delicious their creation is puts smiles on everyone's faces 😊
A little Lego Connect 4 goes a long way. Evan is having a blast, and beating his recreational therapist, while working on multi-step directions, fine motor development, turn taking, and cognitive reasoning.
I've been touring around Ottawa and the area networking with recreation staff, facility managers and organizations that have a mutual therapeutic purpose.
Today, I went to visit Ryan Theriault, at Tranquil Acres. He's a certified Equine Specialist and he and Tranquil Acres staff use Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to promote personal and professional growth.
What a great resource to have in our community. Thank you for taking the time to meet today, Ryan.
💙 Happy World Down Syndrome Day! Here’s to people all over the world celebrating the lives and achievements of those with Down Syndrome. So rock your colorful socks and continue to create opportunities to advocate for their rights and wellbeing. 💛