Kensington Senior Living is a family of families who care deeply about each other. We are committed to improving the quality of life for seniors as well as the caregivers who love them. So, we seek out support from specialty experts to deliver topical information and resources that help boost caregiver morale, preserve energy, and keep stressors in check.
The holidays are a time for joy and celebration; however, they can also bring on unwanted stress. Join The Kensington for some tips and examples of purposeful gifts for your loved ones with speaker Melissa Long as we try to relieve some of that last minute holiday stress.
Melissa is a certified recreational therapist and certified dementia practitioner, providing goal-oriented therapy to individuals with multiple diagnoses and delivering individualized services based on each person’s past, present, and future interests, and lifestyle. Customizing a treatment plan that encompasses social, cognitive, physical, and leisure needs is vital to a successful program. Healthy living is encouraged and promoted to ensure not only improved functioning, but also to enhance independence and successful involvement in all aspects of life. Melissa is also a Licensed BCAT® practitioner. Melissa was ATRAs Frank L. Bastile Clinician of the Year 2016. This award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding contribution to recreational therapy through creative and innovative programming in a clinical setting through promotion of the profession and service to developing professionals. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies and a minor in Health Studies. Melissa has been providing care to older adults for 17+ years. Recreational Therapy3 has been providing older adults and their caregivers support and therapy sessions for 5 years. www.recreationaltherapy3.com