Connecting with your loved one as they age is not always simple, and it’s important to adapt and adjust in ways that work for them along their journey. Join The Kensington Sierra Madre and Melissa, certified recreational therapist and dementia practicioner, for a virtual presentation on how to enjoy a purposeful visit with your loved one.
Melissa is a certified recreational therapist and certified dementia practitioner, providing goal-oriented therapy to individuals with multiple diagnoses and delivering individualized services based on each person’s past, present, and future interests, and lifestyle. Customizing a treatment plan that encompasses social, cognitive, physical, and leisure needs is vital to a successful program. Healthy living is encouraged and promoted to ensure not only improved functioning, but also to enhance independence and successful involvement in all aspects of life. Melissa is also a Licensed BCAT® practitioner. Melissa was ATRAs Frank L. Bastile Clinician of the Year 2016. This award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding contribution to recreational therapy through creative and innovative programming in a clinical setting through promotion of the profession and service to developing professionals. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies and a minor in Health Studies. Melissa has been providing care to older adults for 17+ years.
Recreational Therapy3 has been providing older adults and their caregivers support and therapy sessions for 5 years. www.recreationaltherapy3.com