Upcoming events

    • 04 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Go to Meeting

    Ron Martin of Activity Pro celebrates Recreation Professionals month with us!

    The Post-Pandemic Challenge:

    Re-Creating YOU!

    In your wildest dreams, could you have ever imagined experiencing like we have lived through over the past 12 months? This has been the most traumatic, disruptive event in the history of health care, and especially so for those of us caring and providing services for seniors.

    Serving such a diverse population under any circumstances requires exceptional skills and dedication. For over a year, every one of you have had to adapt, to pivot, to alter whatever you were doing before, and find new solutions in the face of an ever-expanding list of challenges.

    And ……. you have done it!

    You have adapted and changed, you have provided new and exciting programs. You have re-created what recreation programming looks like in your care setting. What you have done to your programs reflects the very derivation of our profession.

    Recreation – from the Latin root recreare, meaning to create again, or to create anew or to refresh.

    Our objective in offering recreation programs is to provide our residents the opportunity to create again, or to create anew, or to be refreshed. Through this pandemic, you have re-created your entire approach to your work. You have re-created what you do, how you do it, and how others see you.

    Whether you know it or not, you have re-created you! You are a different person now. By changing your approach to work, by expanding your scope of practice, you have elevated yourself to a new level in the care continuum.

    You have already Re-Created You!

    Now we are challenging you to use what you have done, and learned, to elevate your status in the care continuum to the level you deserve.

    3 Focuses of this session:

    • 1.     Acknowledge your accomplishments

    Stop what you are doing, and together, we will look at what you have done.

    • 2.     Build your Self-Confidence

    We will identify behaviour that might be holding you back, and outline 4 simple steps to help you elevate your self-confidence

    • 3.     Promote yourself

    You know you are doing a great job, and the key to promoting yourself effectively is to do it without sounding boastful. We will explore 8 strategies that you can incorporate into your practice – 8 strategies that will make you look great – because you are!

     Accept this challenge, and in one hour, you will have all the tools you need to firmly establish you as a re-created, empowered and essential contributor to the care of your residents.

    • 09 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM (EST)
    • Go to Meeting


    Laughter Yoga Session 

    Join us for a Laughter Yoga Session led by Kathryn Kimmins of Laugh Yourself Healthy!

    This session will be a chance for members to enjoy some laughs and practice some much needed self care!

    • 18 Mar 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Go To Meeting



    Join us for a cocktail hour to celebrate all that you have done and continue to do in our profession! 

    • 30 Mar 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Go to Meeting

    Become brilliant in managing dementia related behaviours!

    Based on her book, Cracking the Dementia Code, this workshop is to help you excel in your role no matter your title.

    Uncover the meaning behind the behaviours through detective work such as seeking the “Ph.A.C.T.S.™” and other creative non-drug person centered care approaches.  As a result, you will see how much easier you will be able to cope through the day-to-day!

Past events

09 Feb 2021 Come along for the ride...Cycling without age program at Dundas Manor
21 Jan 2021 BSO and Recreation-A Collaborative Approach
29 Dec 2020 RPO Toast To 2020!
02 Dec 2020 The Hidden Signs of Compassion Fatigue for Recreation Professionals and 4 Ways to Prevent it
24 Nov 2020 Infection Control and Recreation
21 Oct 2020 3rd Annual RPO Convention. Recreation Professionals: Here to Stay
29 Jul 2020 How Are We Managing? A Discussion with Recreation Professionals Working in Adult Day Program Settings
28 Jul 2020 How Are We Managing? A Discussion with Recreation Professionals Working in Retirement Homes
27 Jul 2020 How Are We Managing? A Discussion with Recreation Professionals Working in LTC
16 Jun 2020 How Are We Managing During The Pandemic? A Discussion with Recreation Professionals Working in Long Term Care
16 Jun 2020 How Are We Managing During The Pandemic? A Discussion with Recreation Professionals Working in Adult Day Program Settings
05 May 2020 Managing Virtual Tools and Technology During the Pandemic: A Live Discussion
09 Apr 2020 Live Networking Opportunity with Recreation Professionals of Ontario
16 Oct 2019 2nd Annual RPO Convention Together Towards Tomorrow
21 Aug 2019 Live Webinar: Supportive Communication for people living with dementia
17 Jul 2019 Live Webinar: Why Cultivating Gratitude is a Great Happiness-Hack for Seniors
25 Apr 2019 Live Webinar: Becoming a Registered Recreation Professional Member with RPO
27 Mar 2019 Webinar: McMaster Symbiosis: Senior-Student Co-housing Program
12 Feb 2019 Webinar: "Going Places-Armchair Adventures and Activities"Presented by Gloria Hoffner
17 Oct 2018 RPO Convention 2018 - Call For Presentations
17 Oct 2018 Annual RPO Convention New Beginnings
11 Jul 2018 Webinar: "Integrating FALLS PREVENTION Into Practice" Presented by Paul Hyman
25 Jun 2018 2nd Webinar Added: Become a Registered Recreation Professional with RPO
25 Jun 2018 Webinar: NEW: Become a Registered Recreation Professional (RRP) with RPO
26 Apr 2018 Webinar: "Dealing with Sexual Expression: Practical Tips for Recreation Professionals"
21 Mar 2018 Webinar: “Making Moments Matter: Music at the End of Life" Presented by Sarah Pearson
20 Feb 2018 Webinar: “Science for Seniors" Presented by Gloria Hoffner
06 Dec 2017 Webinar: “It takes the loneliness away!”: Residents helping residents reduce social isolation
16 Nov 2017 Webinar: “Strategies for Understanding and Working with Sexual Expression in Care Settings”
18 Oct 2017 33rd Annual APO Convention "Charting A New Course"
23 Aug 2017 Webinar: "Art as Therapy"
27 Jul 2017 Webinar: "Meaningful Leisure and Cognitive Stimulation: Reading Activities for persons living with Alzheimer's or Dementia"
29 Jun 2017 Webinar: "HeartBeats Club – Lifting seniors’ spirits with cardio chair exercise and invigorating, upbeat music" Presented by Tammy Hand
17 May 2017 Webinar "Exploring the Eden Alternative Domains of Well-Being" Presented by Kathleen Burnette
26 Apr 2017 Webinar "Interpreting personal expressions, actions, and reactions" Presented by: Lisa Loiselle
23 Mar 2017 Webinar "The Brain Health Lifestyle" Presented by: Nicole Scheidl
19 Oct 2016 32nd Annual APO Convention "Building A Better Tomorrow... TODAY!"
31 Aug 2016 Webinar "Essential Oils 101: What Are Essential Oils?" Presented by: Eli Gilbert
30 Mar 2016 Webinar "Empowering Your Community Within" Presented By: Sarah Labelle
25 Feb 2016 Webinar "Recreationists: It Is Time To Prove Your Worth" Presented by Ron Martyn
21 Oct 2015 31st Annual APO Convention "Everything Old Is New Again"


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