September is here!

There are only four months left in the year! I don’t think I’m alone in wondering when summer will be here and it’s now time to gear up for fall. Below are a few resources that I’ve had in my inbox since the last post in July, I hope you find some of them useful.

Leisure Opportunities:

  • Laughter is one of the best medicines. That’s why Caregivers Alberta has partnered with The Laughing Hour for LAUGH FOR A CAUSE! Join founder of The Laughing Hour, Maude Bombardier on September 10th as she leads a one-hour laughter yoga session at the Jerry Forbes Centre!

Activity Resources:

Intergenerational Program Resources: Recently I’ve been trying to pull together resources for intergenerational programming. I thought that I may as well share my findings, perhaps they may assist you to develop your own or enhance your current programming.

Resources for Caregivers:

  • Printable Resources – Here you will find a collection of printable resources intended to help you on your caregiving journey.

Funding Opportunities:

  • The Entry to Practice Bursary is for student members who are enrolled in at least one course in a Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation and Leisure Studies post-secondary program that is eligible for Professional Membership. Application Form. Deadline is September 15, 2019.
  • The Continued Competence Bursary is for Professional Members who are working towards, or would like to work towards, additional education which enhances their professional competencies. Application Form. Deadline is September 15, 2019.
  • ATRA North Chapter will be sponsoring 4 members (up to a maximum of $1500 each) to attend the ATRA Conference Oct 24-26, 2019, which is being hosted Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Application deadline is September 10, 2019. Not part of the North? Get in touch with your local chapter. Register for the event here.

Education and Professional Development:

  • The Green House Project offers many webinars and opportunities for empowering your practice in facility living and person-centred care.
  • The 6th Building Dementia Awareness Conference, presented by the Early Onset Dementia Alberta Foundation on October 3 – 5th will feature presentations by Teepa Snow, Dr. Habib Chaudhury, Dr. Jasneet Parmar, and Dr. Robert Sutherland. Register here.

Other Resources:

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