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Bev

Therapeutic Recreationist From Ontario, Canada


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Bev 20th Aug 2019 Therapeutic Recreationist

10 ways to increase activity participation

I’m finding in the Long-term care home I work at that the group of residence we have love to be involved but refuse to put much effort into attending (even though they are physically capable of doing so) so I have started changing the program locations. Instead of holding a Trivia, Craft, or even a simple no-bake baking group in a lounge or out of the way room, I am running it in the front lobby or main area on one of the units. People are naturally curious and can’t help but engage, it also has a side benefit of show other staff some of what I do and gives families a taste of what their loved ones are still able to do. Some of my programs have tripled in size and people are starting to talk about them again.
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