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Alyssa Doughty and Jennifer Taylor, both Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Virtual Volunteering: Reimagining service-learning in long-term care settings" at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association conference on Oct. 1 online. Due to the pandemic, rapid changes were needed to continue service-learning projects for college students in long-term care settings. The session introduced Bingocize® and The UWL Happiness Project, two evidence-based programs that chose to pivot to virtual offerings during the pandemic. The presentation also highlighted how virtual volunteering can break down common geographic barriers in rural healthcare settings while benefiting both students and older adult residents.

Submitted on: Oct. 11



Jennifer Taylor, Rec Mgmt & Therapeutic Rec, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Using Positive Psychological Approaches in Resident Engagement During a Pandemic" at Linked Senior Summer Webinar on Aug. 25 in Online. Linked Senior, a digital resource platform, hosted more than 1000 activity and life enrichment directors serving older adults in long-term care facilities across the nation. While livestreaming the webinar, Jenn spoke about how to engage older adult residents during the pandemic using positive psychological approaches to care.

Submitted on: Sept. 9, 2020



Tara Delong, Namyun Kil, Lindsey Kirschbaum, Wayne Means, Nancy Richeson, Lisa Savarese and Jennifer Taylor, all Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, received the award for Therapeutic Recreation Program of Excellence at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference on Sept. 15 in Reno, NV.

Submitted on: Sept. 16, 2019