Welcome to the Perley Rideau Active Seniors! We prepared two introduction videos: The first video tells you more about the Perley Rideau and the Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts Department. The second video explains what is therapeutic recreation and how you and your loved one can benefit from it. We hope you enjoy our resources. If you have any questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Dancing is fun and inspirational. Whether sitting in a chair, standing or moving around the room, it’s all about listening to the beat, breathing and enjoying the rhythms. Each person should do what feels right and safe for them. It’s OK to adapt the movements to what works for you.
Join Gertrude Létourneau “Trudy” in a joyful “Singing Journey”. Live music can reach people, bringing them out of themselves and their health limitations. She invites you to take a risk and to be part of the performance with your voice, your hands, your feet and with your heart… In between songs, you can reminisce about the songs and share stories.
Hear from two Perley Rideau residents about their journey with therapeutic recreation.
Get creative and make a collage. It’s a great way to reminisce with families and friends, it helps with fine motor skills and it relaxes your mind. Pick a theme such as activities you enjoy or even vacations you’ve been on. You can create a picture of these memories. Watch the video to learn how to make a collage and then make one of your own.
Making beautiful things for your home can be fun. A fall flower wreath can brighten your dining room table as a centrepiece or hang on your front door. Use your creative juices and make something lovely.
Connect with nature and make beautiful things for your home at the same time. A fall flower arrangement will brighten up any room. Create a different arrangement for every season. This is especially helpful for someone with dementia.
Creating a Festive Winter Escape.
Colouring books aren’t just for kids. Adult colouring is very popular and there are many benefits. It’s a great way to relax, get creative and be mindful. It also helps to improve hand-eye coordination. Watch this video to learn more.