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Jennifer Taylor

Assistant Professor
Rec Mgmt & Therapeutic Rec
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse



Tara Delong and Jennifer Taylor, both Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Reimagining Recreation Therapy staff development: Self-care beyond the bubble bath" at the Southeast Recreation Therapy Association Conference on April 14 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Submitted on: April 15



Tara Delong, Lindsey Kirschbaum, Lisa Savarese, Jennifer Taylor and W. Thomas Means, all Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, were awarded a Curriculum Redesign Grant from UWL. This team of Therapeutic Recreation faculty will engage in a series of active workshops, curricular analysis, and assessment to redesign the TR curriculum over the course of the upcoming academic year.

Submitted on: April 4



Jennifer Taylor, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, received the award for Course Improvement from UWL's Research & Sponsored Programs. Her award will be used in developing new course content specific to Community Collaboration Activities (CCA).

Submitted on: Jan. 25



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, 2021



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