Monthly Archives: September 2009

What hallucination reveals about our minds

This is a great talk about older adults with visual & hearing impairments and is very informative as to how and why hallucinations in this degenerative process occurs.

Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our mind

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Posted by on September 20, 2009 in Articles


TRT course

The Therapeutic Recreation Technician (TRT) course is an introduction to the field of Therapeutic Recreation, and is geared to those students seeking their Therapeutic Recreation Technician license.  This 6 credit course consists of ten 9-hour sessions.

The cost of this course is $549 tuition, $25 book, and a $35 registration fee.
Registration must be completed by October 7, 2009
To register:
1. Complete and submit the Application for Admission to
Salt Lake Community College, including payment of the
$35 application fee.
Miller Campus: 801-957-3458
Redwood Campus: 801-957-4297
South City Campus: 801-957-3353
2. Register for classes online after you have been accepted
for admission.
Course Dates:
Oct. 7, 8, 9, 10, 21, 22, 23
Nov. 4, 5, 6
8:00 AM to 5:00 AM
SLCC Miller Campus
9750 South 300 West
Sandy, UT 84070
Room MFEC 123
Trish DeYoung, MTRS
Kami Hardcastle, MTRS
For more information, call 801-957-5211, or visit

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Posted by on September 13, 2009 in Consultant Notes


Active listening skills: Nonviolent Communication Skills Training NVC

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Posted by on September 9, 2009 in Articles, Consultant Notes


October Programming Ideas

Need help with your October calendar?

Check out this link with great ideas for the month of October!!

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Posted by on September 3, 2009 in Activities



Taken from the positive aging newsletter July/Aug 2009


Tower Poetry Society and the McMaster Centre for Gerontological Studies are soliciting poems written after the age of 70.  Selected poems will be published in a jointly sponsored anthology. “Celebrating Poets over 70” will be the tenth volume in the Writing Down Our Years series published by MCGS.

A maximum of four typed poems may be submitted. Send poems and a 50-word biography by email to Ellen Ryan ( or by mail to: “Celebrating Poets over 70,” Tower Poetry Society, c/o McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Box 1021, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1C0.

Individuals with poems selected will receive a free copy of the anthology. Due date is November 15, 2009.

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Posted by on September 3, 2009 in Activities


Benefits of Tai Chi

Taken from the positive aging newsletter July/Aug 2009


Tai Chi, (pronounced “tie chee”), a form of Chinese martial arts, involves slow, rhythmic movements that are circular, flowing and low impact. Often called “moving meditation,” tai chi helps to develop balance and a sense of  tranquility. Research done at the University of Illinois, Chicago, found that people who learned tai chi after having a stroke showed significant improvements when tested on their ability to maintain balance while shifting weight, leaning in different directions, and standing on a moving vehicle, such as a bus. The benefits from tai chi were evident after only six weeks of training with a physical therapist in weekly tai chi classes, and practicing at home alone.

Besides the benefits of improving balance, tai chi is also credited with improving circulation, flexibility, posture, blood pressure and heart rate, as well as easing pain and restrictions from joints. Tai chi is also simple and fun, regardless of one’s physical condition and age. Check out the local community center, Y, or health club for classes. U-Tube has short films illustrating this graceful practice.

From: Better Balance with Tai Chi by Michael O’Shea. Parade, May 3, 2009, pg. 13.


New Links :)

Check out the new links we have posted to help you in your day to day programming:

Rec Therapy Ideas (listed on the right hand side of the blog under Activity Links)

Rec Therapy Links (listed on the right hand side of the blog under TR Links)

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Posted by on September 3, 2009 in Consultant Notes