It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog. I took a social media break in September and I enjoyed it so much I haven’t returned! Life is so busy, I’m not sure where I found the time before.
On June 1st I moved out on my own to an apartment a third the size of the last place I lived in. It doesn’t quite feel like home yet. I live day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute and now I realize I’ve been here a quarter of a year!
Another big life change, I started working full time (contract) on August 30th. On March 6, my third redeployment contract from the city’s long term care home ended as the second wave ended. The day after I was hired part time with Dixon Hall. The pandemic introduced me to a new career that feels right for me. Being somewhat new in the field of Recreational Therapy is challenging now but I feel lucky to be learning from some talented colleagues.
A lot of the work I do as a Day Program worker with Alzheimer’s clients involves exercise and music. There’s also plenty of opportunity to be creative like planning arts and crafts projects for them, and lots of trivia, word games, stories. Trying to ensure they are getting the full spectrum with us, exposing them to cognitive, social, mental, physical and spiritual engagement.
I do miss teaching non-chair fitness which is why I’ve picked up a class on Saturdays (making it a 6 day work week) 11-12pm, Body Sculpt at North Toronto Memorial Community Centre. It’s a drop-in class, if you’re vaccinated and in the neighbourhood, I’d love to have you!
I still add videos to Patreon. I need to fund my education because I’m enrolled in Therapeutic Recreation in January. I look forward to sharing more from that the next time I get some extra time to write in here. Now, tell me about you.