It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week!!
Volunteers make the world go round, no really! In the 150 years and beyond, “volunteering comes in as many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself.” – Volunteer Alberta. Here we’re going to focus on the volunteers in healthcare and how we appreciate them.
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We all know the many benefits of reminiscing… I’m not here to talk about that, what I am here for is to share: Reminiscing Kits!
Our recreation department recently picked up one of these reminiscing kits from the Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre. When I first saw the kit open, I actually felt a little disappointed, the items looked very random and some of the items were damaged (yes, I realize the use they get, and it makes sense, it just makes me sad that eventually, these items will be so far gone some day that they won’t be usable)… However, once I took everything out and set it up nicely on the tables, I quickly changed my opinion. There were all kinds of random items, but everything fit together quite well!
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This is a topic I struggle with in a huge way… There are SO many places recreation professionals can obtain certification in what I will refer to as Other Therapies (aka Specialities). So why is this a problem? I mean, who complains about a lot of opportunities? I do. The girl who easily becomes distracted online and follows the silver ball across the internet. Because of the abundance of opportunities, how do we guarantee that the ones we register for will be recognized by our professional associations? How do we ensure our investments will serve us well?
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Most people enjoy decorating Easter eggs; it often reminds us of times with our children, our family, and even when we were children ourselves. (Yup, we could also list the many physical, emotional, cognitive, and social aspects, but I’m assuming we’re already on the same page…)
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What normally happens when you are looking for a fresh idea for a program or activity? Perhaps you end up on Pinterest… And if you’re anything like me, four hours later, you realize you can’t even remember what you were looking for in the first place, but you have 73 tabs open!
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“Promotional products are imprinted or decorated items that are used by businesses and organizations to promote products, services, or company programs. Effective use of promotional products can enhance name and brand recognition, multiply sales, intensify client loyalty, and motive employees.” (Carson, 2009, p. 1)
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