Award Date: 2016
Project Lead(s): Karen Hirschfeld
Project Title: PLEASE – Program for Leisure Engagement for Active and Spontaneous Experiences
This mixed-methods observational project aims to evaluate the impact of the PLEASE program on the activity engagement and quality of life of long-term care residents at Baycrest. The PLEASE Program involved trained volunteers (under the supervision of Baycrest Therapeutic Recreation) providing opportunities for, and facilitating spontaneous activities with, residents with cognitive impairment in the Apotex twice daily (e.g., storytelling, eating assistance).