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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 active and engaged as they…
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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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The ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’

Step aside ‘Bucket List’, there’s a new list in town: the ‘What Makes You Feel Alive List’! Okay, so this idea came from the combination of a couple of things that have been percolating in my mind over the past two weeks. First, it’s the new year, which reminds me that I need to contribute to my RRSP so I…
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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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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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4 things I’ve learned about combined delivery

I chose my area of study, Therapeutic Recreation (Gerontology) because it aligns nicely with my goals and sensibilities. In selecting this track, however, I had to consider the nature of the course itself. Therapeutic Recreation is one of nine “combined delivery” programs at Stenberg College, which means this program is a hybrid of online and in-person courses. We’ve had an…
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Meet Jennifer – Therapeutic Recreation Assistant Blogger

It’s a long way from Catterick, Yorkshire, England to the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. While the thought of sharing every detail of my life from day one to day 16,780 is appealing and would certainly be a trip, I will spare you the monologue and do what writers dream of, i.e. keeping it short and sweet (at least…
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Meet our Therapeutic Recreation Blogger: Bernard

I’ve always been drawn to the journey. As an over-the-road trucker in the US, I drove in 28 of 50 US states. As a bike messenger in New York City, I rode every shortcut, alley and avenue Manhattan had to offer. But it was a job driving for Gator City Cabs in Jacksonville, Florida, where happenstance first turned my eye…
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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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