Therapy Moving Forward is delivered directly in-person from a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Lana Reid is a professional and passionate recreational therapist and she is also the name behind Therapy Moving Forward.
Lana studied Recreational Therapy and graduated with honours from Niagara College Canada. Prior to her graduation, Lana served as a dietary aide at a long-term care facility. It was this experience that inspired Lana to embark on the mission to do more to help improve the lives of seniors. Lana has seen both through her education and experience that providing compassionate and personalized care to the elderly can have an incredibly positive impact on their lives, along with the lives of their loved ones.
With experience specifically in helping those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Lana understands the patience, care, and compassion that is required to truly assist those living with dementia to overcome the barriers that prevent them from maintaining independence and maintain a strong sense of self.
Lana is a registered professional member of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) and a certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor, DROM (Drumming) and Chair Yoga Instructor. To date, Lana has also completed courses in the DementAbility Way, Virtual Dementia Tour and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and is certified in First Aid and CPR/AED Level C as well as Basic Life Support (BLS).
Nate has been working in recreation since 2017, starting his journey by working in the Music and Memory program in the Extended Care Unit. He has worked in mental health, long term care, and alongside people with intellectual disabilities.
Nate’s journey in recreation began as a child, when he would volunteer alongside his grandmother as she ran the recreation department at Portal Village, so it’s always been important for him to help people find purpose and passion in their lives, and ultimately led to him pursuing education at Niagara College in the recreation therapy program.
Nate is a father of teen boys, and a man of many interests... moonlighting as a musician, handyman, and an avid outdoor enthusiast - always looking for new trails to explore and critters to photograph.
Nate is a certified Nordic Pole Waling Intructor and has been trained in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, SafeTALK Training, Virtual Dementia Tour Training and is certificaied in DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way, Validation Communication Techniques and also has his Gentle Persuasive Approaches Certificate.
Tiffany is an honours graduate of the Recreation Therapy program at Niagara College and is currently in her final year of the Recreation and Leisure Studies program at Brock University, graduating with a Bachelors of Therapeutic Recreation. Tiffany has experience supporting a diverse age of individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges, as well as individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Tiffany has always led a very active lifestyle and was fortunate to participate in several recreational activities and sports growing up including dramatic arts, swimming, camping, gymnastics, volleyball, choir, and various summer camps. All of which has contributed to her passion and dedication to therapeutic service delivery and understanding the importance of recreation to improve one’s quality of life.
Tiffany is a registered member of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO), a certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructor and has been trained in Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK Training, Virtual Dementia Tour Training and is certified in DementiAbility Methods: The Montessori Way, and Validation Communication Techniques. She also has her Emergency First Aid and CPR, as well as her Ontario Food Handlers certification.
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