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Overview

Prepare for a career in activation in elderly care, group activation and seniors' recreation in long term care, a variety of community settings for the aged and in hospitals. Focus on the achievement of optimal mental and social functioning of seniors. Students will study approaches that maintain or improve functional and cognitive capabilities of seniors' daily living.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students possess a diploma or degree in recreation and leisure or kinesiology or working experience in a related field.


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Courses

ACT300
Introduction to Activation
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Explore the role of the activity worker/activationist in the community and long term care and resources to help the Activationist celebrate the lives of seniors




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ACT301
Effective Programs for Aging Persons
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This course focuses on the various techniques that the Activationist can adopt to develop appropriate group and client specific activities. Share resources and learn about health considerations, cultural beliefs and cognitive functioning levels that can affect the planning of seniors' activities.




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ACT302
Activation Techniques
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Exchange program ideas and resources with others in the field of Activation. Prepared scenarios provide opportunity to identify the need for an create therapeutic activities, promote interaction, apply appropriate leadership skills, and use seniors as co-leaders.




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ACT303
Working and Communicating in Medical Settings
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Learn successful communication techniques human relation skills, elements of medical settings including hospitals, client service, and working safely. Students will learn to protect patient confidentiality as well as be introduced to the hospital chart and potential responsibilities of a health office professional




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Program Contacts

Maria Graziosi
Program Assistant
Maria.Graziosi@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.22512


Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
Barbara.Pimenoff@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24019