Diversional Therapy Australia News

Dear Members

We have now started on the annual audit of PD points, so it is possible that you may receive and email from the office over the next few weeks. Don’t forget, we just need a summary of your points for the year – we will let you know if we need any back up documents. Also – if you have accumulated 100 points over a 2 year period, why not apply for the Professional Development Award? Contact the office for more details.

Many thanks!

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This month web link will take you to an article on dancing and the benefits in The Australian Journal of Dementia Care.

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Sadly submissions have been really slow for this competition I really would like to see some submissions I am reaching into my own pocket to provide this prize so get your applications in ASAP see below on how to enter.

With the cold of winter setting in we now

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Sadly, this month we have had no submissions from our members for the members articles please consider supporting your network locally and beyond by sharing program ideas, activities, outings, photos, recipes, craft the list goes on we really would love to hear what you are up to. Maybe you belong to a really proactive network group that holds some fun and interesting meetings maybe you would be willing to share something you have discussed like in this month’s newsletter as we see a very informative piece from one of our Victorian Network Groups.

Finally, don’t forget to support your

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Welcome to the second edition of the Collectors Edition. Thank you to all those that have submitted something to produce a great product once again. Please take time to read some wonderful members articles, what your Association has being up to both at home and abroad and also some great links to some interesting sites and articles. Also make sure you read through the renewal forms and also check out the upcoming conference information.

Thanks also to Scott, Kylie, Margie and Diana that also make the life of a Newsletter Editor so much easier with their constant support and help.

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This edition sees the end of an era of print editions of the DTA newsletter as we embrace the era of technology and electronic newsletters but it is also the start of something new. Each year in June a DTA Connections Collector’s Edition will be published in hard copy and sent to all members. I will be seeking articles that are knowledge and evidence-based, innovative, stories of success in the field, new job roles or stories of special interest to our members. I invite you all to submit articles all year round. I will start compiling the Collector’s Edition by May each year and it will contain a selection from your articles and news items from the year that have appeared in our monthly DTA Connections eNewsletter which will appear monthly as ever! Please read it and offer your feedback.

The first Collector’s Edition has lots of membership information - renewals, conference registration, showcasing the Trade Directory, a shortened version of the association’s history and you will recognise a few regular spots too. I hope you enjoy it and continue to submit and support our Connections into the future.

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