Are you or your loved one:

  • Lonely, bored, or experiencing a decline in health and well-being?
  • Facing challenges brought on by dementia/Alzheimer’s?
  • Recovering from a stroke, amputation, brain or spinal cord injury, or loss of function?
  • Experiencing a significant mental health challenge?

I’m here to help. As a registered Recreation Therapist, I help people with potentially limiting conditions like these (and many others) make the most of their lives – physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. Recreation Therapy at Life in Full can help with your or your loved one by improving fine and gross motor skills, physical functioning, social effectiveness, self-efficacy, memory, community integration, self-awareness, emotional regulation, mood, coordination and more.

Here are some examples of therapeutic activities and programming I offer my clients:

 

Physical Activities – to improve/maintain mobility, endurance, range of motion

  • Adapted Sports
  • Dance
  • Therapeutic Swimming
  • Adapted Exercise
  • Hiking
  • Nordic Walking
  • Adventure Therapy

 

Cognitive Stimulation – to improve/maintain memory, recall, attention span

  • Intellectual Games
  • Trivia
  • Puzzles and Crosswords
  • Board Games
  • Cards
  • Strategy Games

 

Social Activation – to improve/maintain companionship, social skills, healthy relationships

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  • Companionship
  • Community Outings
  • Discussions/Guided Talk
  • Social Skill Development
  • Intergenerational Programming
  • Trip & Vacation Support

 

Emotional Connection – to improve/maintain emotional and spiritual well-being

  • Reminiscence
  • Music
  • Creative Arts
  • Horticulture
  • Journaling
  • Spirituality
  • Animal Therapy

All Recreation Therapy at Life in Full is provided on a one-to-one basis with a completely personalized approach.  I assess my client in-depth on their leisure preferences, patterns, past and future interests, strengths, barriers, attitudes, diagnoses, support systems, functional abilities…you get the picture, I do my research! Together we then establish achievable, measurable goals, an evidence-based treatment plan, and schedule of sessions. Treatment plans follow industry best practices, published research, and proven methods, and can include a variety of the above-mentioned interventions.

Goals vary from person to person, but the bottom line? To have fun! And enjoy a fulsome, meaningful life while moving past any barriers or obstacles.

Check out more information about types of clients I serve and about me as a registered Recreation Therapist!

Also feel free to contact me directly with any questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation. I currently serve Toronto and surrounding area in Ontario, including the Downtown Core/Central, Old Toronto, Etobicoke, East York, the East End, the North End/Midtown, and the West End.