Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Online
    • 175

    "Science For Seniors" - Presented by Gloria Hoffner

    Science for Seniors is a hands on educational activity for residents of all ages and cognitive abilities based on the proven research that we are never too old to learn and that learning something new sharpens all brains.

    Learning Objectives:

    1) Participants will discover the findings of research showing how educational programing helps strengthen cognitive abilities and may even delay the symptoms of dementia.

    2) Participants will learn how to select, plan and provide a one hour science program including how to find topics that appeal to your population, resources in the community, room set-up and appropriate materials.

    3) Participants will follow step by step experiments and dialogue with online speaker and others attending the session on ready to use science programs for Spring including Earth Day.

    About the Presenter

    Gloria Hoffner is the creator and owner of Science for Seniors, a nationally trademarked company presented in over 26 states and Canada since 2007. She is also the author of the books, Science for Seniors and Going Places in Northern Europe Armchair Adventures and Activities, both published by Idyll Arbor Inc. and workbooks More Science for Seniors and Brain Boosting Games.

    She earned a BA from Temple University and undergraduate credits in astrophysics from West Chester University, both located in Pennsylvania. She has Activity Director Certification by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals; Activity Consultant Board Certified by the National Association of Activity Professionals and a Dementia Practitioner by the National Certification Council of Dementia Practitioners.

    Science for Seniors is the 2010 winner of the NCCAP first place Best Practice Award and the book Science for Seniors is the 2013 winner of the Mature Media Award of Merit.

    Gloria is a columnist for A New Day magazine. She is an online NCCAP approved instructor through raronline.org with courses in science, dementia, and travel. Gloria presents live Science for Seniors programs at residents in independent, assisted living, personal care, memory care, senior centers and adult day centers in PA, NJ and DE.   


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Toronto, Ontario

     Recreation Professionals of Ontario (RPO), formerly known as Activity Professionals of Ontario,  is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Convention to be held in Toronto, Ontario October 17th -October 19th, 2018.  


    The theme for our 1st Annual Convention is: New Beginnings


    We would like to invite leisure recreation providers from all healthcare settings, students, educators and allied health professionals to join us by submitting proposal presentations as they relate to RPO’s standards of practice.


    Topics include but are not limited to:  recreation assessments, documentation, development and implementation of recreation programs, evaluation and quality improvement, professional development, innovative programs, as well as legal responsibilities and legislative acts as they are applied in different healthcare settings.


    Speakers interested to submit a proposal must do so by mail to Maria Menounos, Education Chair at:


    Trinity Village Care Centre

    Attn: Maria Menounos

    2727 Kingsway Drive

    Kitchener, ON, N2C 1A7


    or by email at: education@activitypro.ca


    Deadline for submissions is Thursday February 15, 2018.


    For more information and to print a Call for Presentations form please visit RPO's website: www.rpontario.com



    Recreation Professionals of Ontario (RPO) is a professional organization for leisure recreation providers in healthcare settings.


    Educate ~ Engage ~ Evolve







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