If you know me in person, you know that I often don’t practice what I preach. I seem to always have great advice for others, but I tend to overlook taking my own advice on the best of days.
Though I realize this isn’t the most active blog at this point (HINT, HINT, I’m looking for people, places, or things to post about!!), however, I’ve finally had a minute to sit down and focus on turning on the subscription service for this blog (yes, it really was simple, but learning WordPress is like learning a new program…)!
It’s been a two-year whirlwind, but we made it! Introducing the newest graduating class of 2017; Therapeutic Recreation Diploma students, CONGRATULATIONS!! Watch out friends, we are part of the movement that is going to change the world!
Today I had the excellent opportunity to attend a professional information program on the topic of Capacity and Consent. Put together by Sage Seniors Association, two panelists (a sexual health educator/counsellor and a social worker) discussed and took questions regarding the issue of capacity and how it impacts our ability to consent to sexual activity.
This is a short post simply to share a link regarding a study that I came across…
You know that feeling when someone really goes above and beyond your expectations? I’ve been wanting to share with you the fantastic customer service our facility and residents received while on an outing last weekend.
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.
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!
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?
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…)