Seminar and Conference Dates

CATRD SUMMER SEMINAR

Virtual Seminar

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2021

Sign In prior to 9:00 am

Program 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

3 Clock Hours will be awarded

Online platform via ZOOM

 

Our Speaker, Cathy Allen, will present a PowerPoint program with handouts, polling questions and open-ended questions through the Chat Function to effectively cover all the material for the educational sessions. 

Copies of the handouts, our evaluation form and the log-in information will be provided by CATRD via email to the registrants.

 Upon conclusion of the program participant must complete the evaluation. Once the evaluation has been received your Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you.

 

Who should participate?

Anyone working with people at skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, rehabilitation facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, etc., including but not limited to: TRD’s, CNAs, home health aides, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, memory or dementia unit managers / supervisors. Clock hours earned can be used toward hours for your National Certification(s).

SESSION ONE:  ROADMAP OF PROGRAMS FOR DEMENTIA RESIDENTS 1.5 HRS.

Attending this session will provide activity professionals with a variety of ideas and
programs to implement which stimulate and enhance the resident’s quality of life
through cognitive and sensory stimulation. At the closing of the session attendees will
be provided with resources to create a “roadmap” of programs.

Objectives:
1. Discuss the importance of implementing “Life Skill” stations in the facility.  Attendees will be provided with examples of Life Skill Stations.

2. Learn the importance of incorporating “Reminiscing Theme Kits” for small and large group programs. Attendees will receive a list of theme kits to create.

3. Discuss creating individualized “Memory Books” for each cognitively impaired resident in the facility.

4. Discuss the importance of creating individualized “activity baskets” for each cognitively impaired resident.

5. Learn about different programs to enhance the resident’s quality of life: pet assisted, creative cooking, sensory stimulation, music, movement, inter-generational, etc.

SESSION TWO:  MONTHLY THEME PROGRAMS 1.5 HRS.

Attending this session will provide activity professionals with creative monthly theme programs which stimulate and enhance the resident’s quality of life through cognitive, social and sensory stimulation.At the closing of the session attendees will be provided with resources to create non-traditional monthly programs.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the importance of implementing monthly theme and special events.
  2. Learn about different programs to enhance the resident’s quality of life: pet assisted, creative cooking, sensory stimulation, music, movement, inter-generational, etc.

Our Speaker:

  • Cathy A. Allen

    BA, BS, CTRS, CDP, CDAL, RCFE

    Program Manager, Educator /Trainer

    Cathy Allen has more than 25 years of industry experience and has served over 5,000 seniors in Adult Day Health Care, Memory Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living and Skilled Nursing communities.

    She is passionate in leading and developing a work force that takes pride in providing quality service that has a lasting impact on the lives of seniors and their families.

    For more than 22 years Cathy has been a speaker for state and national activity and recreation organizations.

    Cathy earned two bachelor’s degrees from California State University Northridge: one in Child Development and the other in Therapeutic Recreation.  She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and holds a Certified Director of Assisted Living Certificate (CDAL).

    Over the course of her career, Cathy has held numerous leadership roles and has taken an active role within the senior industry.  Since 2007 she has been a writer for Creative Forecasting Activity Publication and has written and published several books related to activities, programming and Memory Impairment.

    Cathy provides activity consultation for long term care & assisted living communities and is an instructor for the California Certified 36 hour Activity Leader Course.Additionally, she is a vendor for the California Department of Social Services and has written and instructs over fourteen continuing education courses.

    Currently Cathy works as a Program Manager for an Outpatient Hospitalization Program.

    REGISTRATION FOR THE SEPTEMBER SEMINAR

    MUST BE DONE ON LINE at www.catrd.com

     

    DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2021

    SEMINAR FEES:

    • CATRD MEMBER: $45.00
    • CATRD NON-MEMBER: $55.00

    CATRD MEMBERS: Click Here to register & Pay Online

    CATRD NON-MEMBERS: Click Here to register & Pay Online

     

    MEMBERSHIP can be done on line as well.  Membership fees and descriptions:

    • Professional Member ~ $ 40.00

    Professional members are individuals who are principally engaged in providing Therapeutic Recreation for the elderly. They shall be entitled to voting privileges and may hold an office within the Association.

    • Associate Member ~ $35.00

Associate members are individuals who do not meet the criteria for professional membership but are interested in the profession and share the objectives of the corporation. This category includes students, retired persons and interested individuals. They have no voting rights and may not hold an office.