Talkin’ About the Old Days…

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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What kind of promotional products do YOU like?

Do you like free pens and sticky note pads as much as I do?!

I’ve spent the last month surveying as many healthcare professionals as I can, trying to find out which promotional products really are being utilized.  I would say that I’m a functional or logical person, I like things in my life to serve a purpose.  Don’t get me wrong, I love free stuff, but I don’t like free stuff that has no functional value.

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So then, what is the point of this blog?

It all started with my final assignment for one of my TR specific courses; literature summary of evidence-based practice in therapeutic recreation and a resulting project that related back to that evidence.  Several of my classmates focused on intervention resources, but I wanted to hone in on our entire profession and the importance of being recognized as an essential part of the healthcare team.
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What is Recreation Therapy?

Ever think about the connection between health and recreation?

Consider this: children cope better with being hospitalized when given a chance to play.  People recovering from physical injuries or adapting to disabilities stay healthier longer when they are physically and socially active.  Older adults maintain a sharper mind and a higher level of social involvement when they recreate.   Continue reading “What is Recreation Therapy?”