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tina

recreation therapist From queensland, Australia


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tina 2nd Nov 2014 recreation therapist

Remembrance Day Celebration

Beautiful idea. Thank you so much
tina 30th Oct 2014 recreation therapist

Volunteers Luncheon Ideas

If there is anyone on the Gold Coast that would like to become a volunteer or to get some experience in becoming a Recreational Activities Officer please contact me at [email protected] We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Kind Regards Tina
tina 25th Oct 2014 recreation therapist

How to start a Garden Club for Seniors

I also started a garden club in our high low dementia facility just over a year ago. You will be suprised at the wealth of knowledge that some of your residents have in gardening. Some of your residents bought their families up on the food they grew. The remenincsing output is exciting for all envolved.
The satisfaction that a non-ambulant resident with advanced dementia can get, just from sitting in a chair and watering the garden is phenominal. The sound of the hose, the sound as the water hits the leaves, the smell in the air if the water hits a warm path, the early morning sun and the clean sping air can bring a smile to that lovely old face and visually you can watch their bodies relax as a beautiful calm comes over them.
We have transformed a very ugly weedy garden into a colourful and fragrant garden. We have 2 waist high mobile gardens that are fantastic for the ellderly and are hoping to get more.The residents and their families love to sit out there just to look at the pretty flowers. We also have a large variety of herbs in pots which the residents really enjoy smelling.We grow some seasonal vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes,beans, strawberries and cucumbers. Gardening is a weekly activity with a couple of afternoon sessions thrown in throughout the week for our active afternoon residents. I cant say enough about the benifits gardening has for our residents.
tina 27th May 2014 recreation therapist

Forum

Thank you Debbie for this information.

Have you finished the course yet? How good was it?
tina 27th May 2014 recreation therapist

Forum

hello Golden Carers,

I was just wondering when and if the print publication has come out yet. Waiting in excited anticipation.
Thank you so much for all the great ideas and the encouragement that you and your followers share. Before I joined Golden Carers I felt like I was the only RAO on the planet. Thank you Golden Carers its good to be part of a RAO family
tina 27th May 2014 recreation therapist

Feedback

hello Golden Carers,

I was just wondering when and if the print publication has come out yet. Waiting in excited anticipation.
Thank you so much for all the great ideas and the encouragement that you and your followers share. Before I joined Golden Carers I felt like I was the only RAO on the planet. Thank you Golden Carers its good to be part of a RAO family
tina 7th May 2014 recreation therapist

Inspirational Short Story - The Scottish Farmer

Thank you for this inspirational story.
Cheers Tina
tina 7th May 2014 recreation therapist

Beach Reminiscing

Tina 7th May
Thank you for this great activity. I will be using this with my beautiful residents in the near future. Thank you for your comment Josephine. Your ideas just adds to the whole atmosphere of being at the beach. I have just joined Golden Carers today and I am very excited about sharing ideas with people in the same industry. Keep the great ideas coming!!!!
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