TRCC March Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized


TRT Course

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning to become a TRT (Therapeutic Recreation Technician), sign up for our upcoming course this January 2015. Follow this link ( for information and further details. Live and online options are available. Hope to see you there!
Sign up soon as classes start January 21st!
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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Uncategorized


New Year TR Workshop

New Year New Interventions Workshop
Friday, January 16, 2015  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Country Life Care Center, 13747 S. Redwood Rd., Riverton UT 84065
Presented by:  Kristina Couron, MTRS, CTRS * Amy Stoeger, MTRS, CTRS * Heather Brown, M.S. CTRS, TRS
Cost: $100 before December 31st $115 after January 1st
Earn 5 hours=.5 CEU’s
See flyer for more information or visit our website
Don’t forget to check out our website and FB page for more exciting workshops, on line training’s, activity ideas and MORE!
If you have any questions please feel free to call me or email!
We look forward to seeing you in January!
“We’re in this together!”

January 2015 Workshop Flyer-2

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Posted by on December 7, 2014 in Uncategorized


TR Connections Consulting services

In need of a recreation therapy consultant?

Services we offer!

TRConnections offers hand’s on training with you and your clients.  
This unique service provides an opportunity for you to assist with an intervention with your clients while learning how to conduct it.   Many times we are given a protocol and are not sure how to implement it into our programs.  TRConnections not only gives you the tool but teaches you how to implement it.
 The following is a list of current interventions we provide.
– Aroma Therapy
– Reflexology
– Chair Yoga
– Wellness Programming
– Healthy Eating habits
– Self Esteem
– TimeSlips
– Active Bingo
– Cooking/travel Groups
– Sensory Boxes
– Expressive Arts: Mandala’s, Poetry 
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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


Adding Excitement to Current Event Groups

I have used Uniquely Utah while conducting my current events group. My clients enjoyed the segments so much! I found another segment called Wirth Watching. Sometimes it is difficult for our clients to sit and listen to us read the newspaper. I find residents just start to fall asleep and/or become disinterested. Mixing up your current events can help clients stay engaged. I would pass around the paper to clients who had specific interests ie: if Mr. Jones liked sports, I would give him the sports page, if Mrs. Smith was the social butterfly of the building, I would give her the events page and so on. I let the clients choice which story they wanted to read, if they were unable to read the story then I would read it for them. I found clients liked watching the weather man so I would plug in my tablet to the TV and play a segment from the weather man. Again watching a segment from Uniquely Utah or Wirth Watching brings out a reminiscing or discussion group. What do you do to “spice up” your current event groups?

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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized


Healthy Eating

Here is a healthy eating recipe I enjoy making because you only need one pot, it is easy and fast. I am not a very good cook but this recipe I can do and it comes out perfect. Use this as a healthy eating demo with your clients and send the recipe home with them.



Serves 4 to 6 as an entree

12 ounces linguine pasta
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used zesty red pepper flavor style)
1 medium sweet onion, cut in 1/4 inch julienne strips (use an onion such as Vidalia or Walla Walla)
4 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth (use regular broth and NOT low sodium)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch (about 10 to 12 leaves) basil, diced
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Place pasta, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in a large stock pot. Pour in vegetable broth. Sprinkle on top the pepper flakes and oregano. Drizzle top with oil.

Cover pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and keep covered and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Cook until almost all liquid has evaporated – I left about an inch of liquid in the bottom of the pot – but you can reduce as desired .

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add basil leaves and stir pasta several times to distribute the liquid in the bottom of the pot evenly throughout the pasta as you are serving. Serve garnished with Parmesan cheese.


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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Uncategorized


Chair Chi Seminar

TRConnections is excited to sponsor this exciting seminar presented by Pat Griffith. 

Chair Chi

Instructor Training Course

September 12th, 2014 Friday

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Completing this training will certify you to teach Chair Chi in your facility.

7 clock hour CE credits, NCCAP

7 clock hour CE credits, NAAPCC

Chair Chi is a gentle exercise program developed by Pat Griffith to help people receive the benefits of traditional Tai Chi Chuan in the comfort and safety of their chair. This allows people who cannot stand or do not feel confident with their balance (walker, wheelchair, movement disorder) to participate and benefit. Those benefits include balance, flexibility, and range of motion, strength, energy, pain relief, stress reduction, tranquility and peace of mind.

Pat Griffith is a certified Tai Chi Chuan instructor and founder of Chair Chi. He has been teaching at health clubs, senior and wellness centers and senior living facilities since 1997.

Hosted by TR Connections

Seminar $100, $20 for manual, $20 for DVD, total $140, $139 if received by September 5th, 2014

If you bring a friend $220 total (seminar, 2 manuals, 2 DVD’s, CEC’s, certifications)

TR Connections Facilities special $100 (seminar. DVD. manual. CEC’s. certification)

Cancellation policy: 100% refund up to 10 days prior to seminar, 50% refund 7 days prior to seminar and no refund less than 7 days prior to seminar or no shows.

Contact and RSVP: Pat Griffith 760-390-8019

return with check payable to Pat Griffith, 944 Deodar Road, Escondido, CA. 92026


Please RSVP with Pat Griffith about this event.  Lunch will not be provided at this seminar so please bring your own lunch.


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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Uncategorized


Rocky Mountain Clearfield Care Show

RM Clearfield Care Show

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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


Upcoming Music Event

Upcoming Music Event

A music event to add to your calenders!

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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


Car Show for a Cause

Car Show for a Cause

Heritage Park Care Center will be holding a fundraiser to raise money for a BIG Screen TV for their residents. The Car Show will be held this Saturday June 28th from 10 am -3 pm at 2700 West 5600 South in Roy, Utah. Come join in on the fun!

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Posted by on June 22, 2014 in Uncategorized