The Recreation Therapist develops and implements recreational programs for residents, with a goal of encouraging the elders to live with purpose, wholeness, and dignity. The Recreation Therapist will be responsible for using recreation modalities such as fitness, intellectual pursuits, and social programs to develop and use leisure in ways that enhance health, functional abilities, independence and quality of life.
Advocates for recreational resources i.e. adaptive equipment, reading material, etc. for residents to maximize independence and group participation. Uses Loretto equipment as it was intended to maximize useful life. Initiates maintenance requests as required.