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Nazareth Rest Home News

Here’s to Diversional Therapists! August 2013

The 16th September begins Diversional Therapy Awareness Week, and our own Diversional Therapist, Marion Grinstead explains its importance:       

“DivP1040750ersional Therapy provides people in rest homes, hospitals and other care facilities, activities that are therapeutic and meaningful. It is a job that requires “Many Hats’. We are their friends, we work one to one helping residents to fill in their day and make a difference.  We also work with groups with games, keeping up with the news, outings, keeping in touch with family and friends, or relaxing with a good story or a sing song. The job is very varied as we are working with people from all walks of life and with varied health challenges.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking ‘drives’ around the grounds with residents

 

 

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Knitting Group                                              Garden club


So on behalf of all New Zealand’s Diversion Therapists it is a time to acknowledge the very important work they do.

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