Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia News

Entries for June 2019

Hi Members,

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the year. The leaves have changed colours, the cold weather has set in, Winter has arrived. My favourite winter activity is putting the heater on, getting cosy on the couch and reading a book or watching a movie. June means it is almost time to renew your membership and making sure you have all your professional development points. Diana and Jodie have been busy in the office getting everything ready for renewals. 

The board have been hard at work on lots of different projects. The conference planning is coming along well. We have extended the deadline to submit 

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Adventures with Darren Robinson

Life at the Barunga Homes Aged care facility in Port Broughton, at least for 2 of the residents, 89-year-old Ruth Hayes and 96 year old Vida Lodge won’t quite be the same from now on.  They recently had the thrill of their lives when Barunga Homes House Leader, Darren Robinson, took them for a ride around Port Broughton on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle.  The two ladies had the times of their lives and Darren says you couldn’t get the smiles off their faces, they had such a wonderful time.
The ride came about when Ruth was telling Darren how when she was 

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Membership – pay your renewal before 30th June to beat the price increase! It is very easy to do – log onto the website – go to “my membership” and your invoice will be under “my subscriptions” (not my invoices!). You can choose to pay monthly, six monthly, annually or bi-annually. You can also pay by bank transfer but please – PUT YOUR NAME IN THE DESCRIPTION – ESPECIALLY IF PAID BY YOUR FACILITY! It is very difficult to find out who has paid their membership if we do not have an adequate description as there are many amounts that are the same. If we cannot determine who the membership is for, we cannot mark the membership as paid.

Once you have paid your membership, you

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We have quite a few different calls ready for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal. Please see attached. Contact Marcia Jean Carter, Re.D., CPRP, CTRS with any questions.
Special Issue: Mental Health in Therapeutic Recreation
Deadline: September 1, 2019 (manuscripts due)
Call for Editors
Submit nomination by August 1, 2019

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