Diversional Therapy Australia News

Entries for May 2014


Thanks for all your feedback and enthusiasm over the website which went online last week! Finally, we are starting to get the new eNewsletter system and processes right after numerous trials and of course - errors! So thank you to the members who have been patiently waiting to receive the next edition.

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Cultural Calendar Dates: May 2014 - All those important dates to note

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Attention NSW Networks: Education Opportunity


‘Spotlight on Dementia’ One Day Forum on 29 May, 2014.
Please note, registration is essential!

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Funnies for the ages

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Cherry Blossom Viewing

This DT program was carried out by Nonbily-Mura Imazu. It is an aged care home of the same group of homes that carries out the Sea Bathing every summer that has previously being shown in the DTA newsletter.

The Scrapbooking Project

Winner of 2012 Positive Living in Aged Care Award and the 2013 Better Practice Award.
An article about the project was also published in the Australian Journal of Dementia Care.
Not always but more commonly people refer to a location or dwelling as feeling like home when they get to know it better and as they get the opportunity to put their own stamp on it.

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This month’s review is of a new magazine - Ed

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DTA Award for Excellence 2014 Now is the time to get motivated and have a go! This inaugural award is to be presented at the DTA Conference in Adelaide. The award is…..

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Relationship of therapeutic recreation inpatient rehabilitation interventions and patient characteristics to outcomes following spinal cord injury: The SCIRehab project

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Spinal cord injuries, Rehabilitation, Therapeutic recreation, Outcomes, Practice-based evidence, Tetraplegia, Paraplegia

Brisbane Workshop
The first Queensland workshop for 2014 was held in Brisbane on the 11th of April with 65 attendees - Thanks to Glenda Kubler and Ian Platell who facilitated this large workshop from which we had to turn some people away due to the excessive numbers

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An interesting web site to check out if you are a Diversional Therapist working in Mental Health

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