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Since last report, I have been in contact with Dr Jerome Singleton who has recently been appointed on the NCTRC Board in the US/Canada.  NCTRC is the credentialing body that oversees the ATRA members and Recreation Therapists in the US and Internationally. He is also a member 

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It looks like there will be quite an International flavour at the Melbourne Conference this year.  After sending out the 2018 DRTA Conference flyer to some of our international contacts, Anne Richard, the Executive Director of NCTRC which is the National...

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International Care Home Open Day- Sylvie Silver at NAPA.

This year’s Care Home Open Day will be Saturday 21st April 2018 and will coincide with the Queen’s Birthday and International Care Home Open Day

What is it? It is an opportunity to open the doors of your care home and invite the local community to come and see how good life can be when you live in a care home.

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 DRTA International Liaison Report March 2018

Sylvie Silver, from NAPA in the UK has kindly submitted an article for our next newsletter.  The article is about the annual Care Home open days that are held 

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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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Katja Jefferys has kindly forwarded a weblink for this month which is quite interesting and could be useful in your work with clients.

Arts on Prescription uses participatory arts programs, alongside traditional health care, to help older people improve their physical and mental wellbeing. Creating art has a

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Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Diversional and Recreation Therapy Australia (DRTA) to be held on Tuesday 21st November 2017

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Recently I attended the DRTA National Conference in Brisbane.  It was a fantastic conference at a wonderful venue, the Royal on the Park Hotel.  As part of my role as the International Liaison Projects Team leader, it was a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow DT’s from other countries.

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FUNDING OF UP TO $8,000 FOR HEALTH SECTOR WOMEN AVAILABLE

Building on the significant developmental momentum achieved earlier in the year, Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s health sector. 

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