Empowering full lives through meaningful activity
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Recreotherapy is a social enterprise that provides an innovative approach to service delivery highlighting the impact of meaningful and purposeful activities and experiences for optimal living and aging.
At Recreotherapy, we design, implement and evaluate programs, services, events and products, provide education and training, collaborate in applied research, and coach and consult with health care teams to integrate principles of therapeutic recreation into their regular practice.
Our social mission is to enhance optimal living and aging, advocate for the profession of recreation therapy, provide student learning opportunities and jobs for new grads, and to ultimately change the narrative of disability, aging, dementia and caregiving.
Erica Botner is a Certified Recreation Therapist who has devoted her life’s work to helping people find meaning and joy in their life. She is known for providing relationship-centered, compassionate care and for designing, implementing and evaluating high-quality and large-scales programs and events. Erica has a BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies (with options in Therapeutic Recreation and Aging Studies) and an MSc in Rehabilitation Science. After 20+ years of experience working in various settings (clinical, community and academic) and working with various populations (seniors, people living with dementia, care partners, mental health, kids with developmental disabilities, and neurorehabilitation), Erica founded Recreotherapy and she continues to teach Recreation Therapy courses at Concordia University and recently completed her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training.
Barriers, Families and Organizations
Do you have a physical, cognitive, social, or emotional challenge
that prevents you from doing the activities that you love to do?
Do you have a family member or clients who are experiencing a loss of autonomy and feeling isolated? Do you wish they could be more active, stimulated, engaged and connected?
Someone from our team of trained professionals will will discover your needs as long with your unique strengths and interests to design an individualized plan designed to meet your personal goals and improve the quality of your life.
We will provide you with a social prescription designed to ensure you MOVE, LEARN, CREATE, CONNECT, and RELAX using a variety of techniques and resources that are meaningful and purposeful for you.
Quality of life and wellbeing
Meaning, purpose and joy
Improve/maintain/slow down decline
Sense of belonging, reduced isolation
Choice over how time is spent
Self worth and self-discovery
Dignity and respect
Guilt free respite and family/caregiver peace of mind
Recreotherapy’s clients can depend on programs and services that are driven by…
Customization: Whether you are an older adult, a caregiver, or an organization that serves
them, all programs and services will be tailored to meet your personalized needs.
Excellence: We bring to each program and service a breadth of knowledge and experience
in program design, implementation and evaluation. We keep abreast of evidence-based and
promisingpractices, and draw up on a range of delivery models and approaches.
Scroll over each section below to find out the details of our values and unique customized approach.