Terri FlynnDirector of Enjoy Retire in-home Therapy is a Diversional Therapist with 15 years’ experience in aged care and dementia care.
Diversional Therapy is a client centred practice and recognises that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all people. We provide opportunities where clients may choose to participate in leisure and recreation activities which promote self-esteem and personal fulfilment. We facilitate individual client choice, decision making and participation when developing and managing recreational programmes. (DTA website).
I started working in the NSW Public Sector working in Human Resources and then completed a First Class Honours degree in Diversional Therapy.
I have worked in Aged Care, primarily with people with dementia. My previous workplace for the last 12 years was the Burger Centre.
Diversional Therapy offers you a program of individually tailored activities maintaining:
- Physical flexibility
- Mental stimulation
- Conversational skills
- Interest in hobbies
- Daily living activities
- Enhancement of creative skills
After a short survey of your likes and dislikes, we will structure an individual program of activities. Depending on preferences, a session may include:
- Some gentle chair exercises or a walk around the garden
- Deep breathing and meditation
- Reminiscence/ a walk down memory lane
- Creative arts/tactile stimulation
- Armchair travel
- Mental stimulation activities such as word games/crosswords/Sudoku/quiz
Thank you for being so nice and assisting my husband to feel alive again – Felicia, Joe’s wife
Terri has helped our family enormously with the program of activities she has designed for mum. Mum really looks forward to Terri’s sessions – Tracey, Kath’s daughter