Free Therapeutic Recreation Assistant (Gerontology) Info Session: February 27 (Evening)

Enjoy a career supporting older adults by planning and implementing activities that add value and joy to their lives. Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Canada, resulting in an urgent and growing need for professionals who can support and promote optimal health for this generation.
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Free Therapeutic Recreation Assistant (Gerontology) Info Session: February 26 (Afternoon)

Enjoy a career supporting older adults by planning and implementing activities that add value and joy to their lives. Older adults are the fastest growing age group in Canada, resulting in an urgent and growing need for professionals who can support and promote optimal health for this generation.
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The Art of Questions

The Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Diploma is a combined delivery program, which means most of the course is delivered online. This week we reconvened on campus as a class for the first time since the beginning of the program. It was great to see everyone in person after spending the past six months interacting online. We met when the program started…
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The grandparents that guided her in life and to a career she loves

Holding back tears, Montana Shermann took a deep breath and paused for a moment. “Sorry, I haven’t talked about them for a while.” She pulled herself to the present and continued, “I was close with my grandparents who passed away this year. They’re the reason I went into this field. They were a huge part of my life and I’m…
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5 Tips for Managing a Busy Schedule and School

Going back to school as an adult learner certainly adds a bit of chaos into your life. Juggling work, family and schoolwork is possible but it requires some diligent schedule management. In my case, I chose not to work while in Gerontology school knowing that it would be difficult to devote my attention to both. To be honest, it wasn’t…
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My Life Changing Decision

Have you ever made a decision that changed the course of your life? Earlier this year, I did. After spending the last decade immersed in a career in the financial services industry, I decided to pursue a path that would forever change how I viewed people, society and the aging population in particular. It all began within the last two…
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As Fate Would Have It

In 1992, 28-year-old Etsuko Fujita came to Vancouver from Japan alone on a one-year ‘working holiday’ visa. On her first day in the new city, she serendipitously made a very special friend. While in the check-in line at the YMCA, she began talking to a Japanese boy standing in front of her who, incidentally, was visiting on the same visa!…
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From Spreadsheets to Smiles and Bubbles

Stenberg College’s Therapeutic Recreation grad, Linda Weatherly loves her new career. “It’s been pretty darn exciting! Anybody can do it.” Read her story…
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From Selling Stocks to Serving Seniors

Sarah Evans is the kind of person anyone would be lucky to count as a friend. Equal parts funny and genuine, she’s the kind of warm-hearted straight shooter one can trust immediately. Sarah’s ability to connect with people of all ages is what led this former banker to the field of Therapeutic Recreation. Born in England, Sarah attended a prestigious all-girls secondary school and followed both of her…
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True Story: I changed me with Therapeutic Recreation

It was a day like any other. I was a little fed up with the same old routine and found myself wondering what else might be out there. I was stopped at a red light behind a big blue bus and there I saw, staring back at me, a large advertisement for Stenberg College. The tagline read: “I Changed Me.” In…
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