Therapeutic recreation career

Top Ten Reasons Why Therapeutic Recreation is a Meaningful Career

As we age, simple activities we have always loved may become more difficult. Whether it is walking along the seawall, singing karaoke, or cooking at home, age can sneak up on us and our bodies may start to slow down. Therapeutic Recreation Assistants are tasked with the important job of making sure older adults stay…

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Video Calls and Therapeutic Recreation

As a world, we are all in the messy middle part of the COVID-19 pandemic. It began quietly enough and we are now several months into the year doing what we must to endure. Meanwhile, we are to self-isolate while staying connected with our loved ones. Thankfully, we have technology like video calling to help.

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3 Reasons Therapeutic Recreation is Important for Seniors

Many seniors, especially those in long-term care systems, spend a substantial amount of time being cared for by various healthcare professionals. While frequent visits with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and other professionals are essential to maintaining good health, spending so much time discussing health ailments can become quite tiring. Therapeutic Recreation focuses on finding leisure activities…

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A Gerontologist’s Guide to Bodily Changes Associated with Aging

As we get older, our bodies change in ways that are often associated with “slowing down”. Changes happen on a cellular level, and therefore affect everything; from our organs, to our bones and joints. As we grow older, these gradual changes are completely normal, but it’s the lifestyle choices we make that impact how well…

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Bringing Your Skills & Background to Therapeutic Recreation

Almost every day, I am lucky enough to actively use my education in Kinesiology to help others. This is because I found a job in my field, which is something that, unfortunately, many graduates from traditional universities do not accomplish. In addition, I think my Kinesiology background has significantly helped my pursuit of an education…

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Why Therapeutic Recreation?

When a friend introduced me to the idea of taking Therapeutic Recreation, I wasn’t really sure what that meant! I knew what Gerontology was but I had never really considered working with elders before. I had some experience working with older adults through my current job as a kinesiologist but to interact with them daily…

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