RECFF-CT Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1170Interpersonal Communication 1
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Content is focused on human communication experienced in the helping professions. Emphasis is placed upon the student's growth, self-knowledge and behaviour in groups. Instructional methods will include discussions and activities to expand understanding and experience.

COMM-2162Writing Skills - Intermediate
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This course will build on students' basic writing skills. The course will cover grammar and sentence structure, mind mapping, development of paragraphs, putting it all together in a research paper, and the use of APA format.

HCAP-1006Introduction to Gerontology
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Explore the concepts of the aging process. Examine the critical issues that affect aging, personal adaptation to aging, and community resources. Topics include the demography of aging, societal and personal attitudes to aging, major theories of aging, physical aging, psycho-social aging, economic, social and political factors.

PRAC-1028Community Based Field Work
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PRAC-1039Facility Based Field Work
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RECF-1001TR Adaptations & Intervention
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Develop an awareness of how physical, emotional and social disabilities may limit performance and learn to adapt activity programs to meet an individual's specific needs.

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RECF-1003Cognitive Impairment
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Improve your confidence in working with clients with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia disorders. Examine causes, functional ability, assets, deficits and communication. Through practical case studies and situations, learn about therapeutic activities that will enhance the functioning of this population.

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RECF-1006Dealing With Loss
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Examine the various types of losses that occur throughout the life span, and the methods of providing support in these situations, relating to the elderly in particular. Learn to identify the stages of grief and develop an awareness of the grief process. Explore pastoral/spiritual care, death and bereavement.

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RECF-1008Documentation Skills in TR
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Become familiar with documentation skills and how they apply to therapeutic programming, the planning process and assessment. Discover the value of assessment as an ongoing process, and learn charting etiquette and technique. Discuss different charting styles, and the issues of confidentiality in relation to documentation.

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RECF-1016Group Dynamics in TR
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Obtain an understanding of the theoretical and practical experience required to learn the processes involved in group dynamics.  Develop competent group skills through group activities an observational learning.  Study group communication, diversity, leadership, and how groups make decisions.  Learn how to build a strong team. 

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RECF-1019Leisure Concepts in TR
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Participate in this study of leisure, recreation, activity and the therapeutic process. Examine the philosophy and rationale behind leisure and recreation opportunities for elderly clients.  Learn about the history of leisure and recreation, and the benefits and barriers of it in our own lives and the lives of our clients. Clarify your own beliefs, values and priorities related to the topic.

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RECF-1021Program Planning in TR
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Become familiar with the different concepts and methods involved in assessing, planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating programs within facility-based and community-based settings. Learn how to assess your client's needs, deal with leisure barriers and determine the differences between individual and group planning.

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RECF-1023Specialized TR Applications
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Explore a variety of specialized recreation applications for older adults in community and institutional settings. Topics will cover volunteer inclusion, special event planning, sensory stimulation, cognitive programs, music programs, food-related programs, horticultural programs, intergenerational programs, movement/exercise programs, animal assisted programs, humour programs, reminiscing programs and spiritual programs. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to implement program options that meet the expected outcomes of your clients' care plan.

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RECF-1025Working With Volunteers
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Develop the necessary tools to assist staff in working with volunteers. Focus on creating a comfortable climate for volunteers and employees to work together. Supervision, motivation and retention will be studied. Learn how to plan with, and assist volunteers to work to their fullest potential.

RECF-1035Therapeutic Fitness Leader
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This course will allow you to gain the theoretical and practical proficiency to develop and implement safe, therapeutic fitness programs for seniors at varying levels of functional well being. The course will involve study in the areas of human anatomy and physiology, basic fitness components, leadership development techniques, strength/resistance training theory/design/ implementation, specific challenges/common disorders/ safety considerations for working with the older adult population and program design, implementation and evaluation for programs at varying levels of functional abilities (independent/high; moderate; or low functioning). Skills such as how to incorporate music, how to adapt the class to work with different levels at once, how to provide progressions and how to utilize different apparatus/equipment to provide variety and prevent over-use or over-training. At the conclusion of this course the students will be able to develop and implement at least 1 exercise program for all 3 functional levels that they can use in the workplace. 

SEMR-9078Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (r) Training Program
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The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (R) Program is a safe, non-harmful behaviour management system designed to aid human service professionals in the management of disruptive and assaultive people, even during the most violent moments. It has been developed by the Crisis Prevention Institute, a training organization devoted to training staff in the safe management of potentially violent individuals.

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