L.P.A.B.C. is hosting our last Conference! We formed as an association 34 years ago to support our members throughout B.C. We developed Standards of Practice, Education and Advocacy for those who practice in the field of Recreation and Leisure in service to older adults, when this area of employment was new, with few resources and little support. We have much to celebrate, and more to learn! Join us at the beautiful Tigh Na Mara Resort & Spa to connect, have fun, and be inspired with new ideas!
Rosemary Dunne - Keynote Speaker
Presenting: "The Passion that Fuels Us...What Drives Us to Creative Impact. "
Rosemary Dunne is a B.C. based Recreation Therapist and health care leader who has focused the past 30 years on promoting dignity in seniors care. She has worked with both seniors and mental health clients in community and care environments as well as teaching, coaching and workshop facilitation. Her primary goal has been to celebrate those living with dementia while focusing on promoting respect and dignity of the person. Rosemary is currently the Director of Lifestyles & Therapeutic Services at a Vancouver care home where she has developed a four-pillar model of approach adapting her department to serve all levels of resident need more comprehensively. She is the author of several books on dementia care as it relates to the field and continues to work on her most current book “From Extravagant Programs to Extraordinary Moments.” Rosemary lives on the Quay in New Westminster where she and her partner enjoy the company of their sassy mini-Australian Shepherd, Harley. She enjoys cycling and walking the great community of New Westminster where she volunteers on the Mayor’s Senior Advisory Committee.