- Date: February 21, 2024
- Time: 2:00-3:00 PM E.T.
Online (via Zoom)
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Benjamin Franklin once quipped, “Leisure is the time for doing something useful,” and he was correct: engaging in purposeful and meaningful leisure activities contributes to overall wellness. People diagnosed with Parkinson’s and those in their care circle can experience many benefits from participating in physical, social, emotional and cognitive leisure activities that interest them.
Join our webinar on Wednesday, February 21 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time as Recreation Therapist Kathy Park explains the importance of an active leisure lifestyle. She will highlight the benefits of physical, social, cognitive and emotional leisure involvement. These benefits can help one manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s, deepen connections with others, provide opportunities for self-expression, and stimulate the mind.
Kathy will also explain the importance of leisure resources within the home and community as we explore some hand-on activities. You might wish to follow along! If you are interested in participating, here are some items you’ll want to have on hand for the webinar:
- A piece of blank letter-size paper to draw on
- A pen or pencil
- One dice, if available
- Kathy Park, B.P.A.S., CTRS
Recreation Therapist, Adult Rehabilitation
Saskatchewan Health Authority
Kathy Park was raised in a small Saskatchewan town and studied fine art at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. Upon completing her B.A she worked at an art gallery for 2 ½ years and taught fitness classes part-time. As her passion for art shifted to other interests, she decided to attend the University of Regina to obtain her degree in Physical Activity Studies.
Kathy has worked for more than 30 years as a Recreation Therapist in physical rehabilitation. She has provided treatment services that focus on leisure education and community integration to patients with neurological conditions. Currently, Kathy is working as a Health Educator for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. She also works part-time as a sessional instructor at the University of Regina for the Facility of Kinesiology.
Aside from her work Kathy lives in Regina with her husband and son (her daughter just moved to Victoria, BC). Kathy enjoys spending time with family and friends, going for walks with her husband, watching her son curl, talking art with her daughter, playing board games, reading, gardening and volunteering at her church. Her favourite quote is “Your work is something you do, not what you are. What you are is far greater than anything you can do.” Sally Hass
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