Diversional Therapy Australia News

Entries for February 2018


Hi Members,

As summer comes to an end, March is upon us bringing autumn to us. Autumn is my favourite time of the year. The weather starts to cool down, the days become shorter and nature brings us the beautiful yellow, orange and brown colours as the leaves change...

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DRTA Workshops keep you up to date with the changes and the innovations that are happening in the Leisure and Lifestyle “industry”.  Our one-day workshops open to members and non members help to enhance your programs and provide you with professional development information

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At the end of January, Colleen Knudson the International Contacts person from NAAP in the US joined me on a Skype call to Sylvie Silver in the UK.

Sylvie Silver is the National Activities providers Executive Director.  She moved from working in aged care, where she realised a need to provide meaningful activities to elderly people, was missing, to the Registered Charity that is NAPA.

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Check out this great link from the ABC on how a Silent Disco is supporting Aged Care Residents!  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-25/silent-di...

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NZSDT visit Barunga Village
Vice president for the New Zealand Society of Diversional Therapists, Orquidea Tamayo Mortera visited International Liaison for DRTA Darren Robinson in Barunga Village on Monday 5th February

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