Building Security and Prosperity
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Activating Your Body, Mind, ans Senses
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Developing and Expressing Identity
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Contributing to Community & Society
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Developing Capabilities and Potential
Connecting with Others
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Experiencing Pleasure & Joy
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Taking Care of Yourself
Coping with COVID-19
Group Program Manual
Coping with COVID-19 is a 6-week group program designed to support older adults adapting to occupational disruption related to the coronavirus pandemic. Strategies will emphasize the use of meaningful activity to promote health and wellbeing when faced with disruptions to everyday life.
Coping with COVID-19 Program Manual 2020
This program manual was developed by two second year occupational therapy students at the McMaster University completing a role-emerging Level 3B fieldwork placement in a community setting during the summer of 2020. Coping with COVID-19 was run as a 5-week pilot program in a large social housing residence for seniors in downtown Hamilton, Ontario.
Supporting you durring this pandemic
Read this article from Nadine Larivière, erg. PhD. In this article written for the general public, the author explains how occupational therapy uses activities to contribute to health, well-being and quality of life. She suggests different reflective exercises about activities that we do every day and the impact that they may have on our lives so that we can organize our daily routines to help us deal with this particular situation.
Occupationnal therapists contribution during this pandemic: supporting you in times of occupational disruption
Brief Reflective Guide
The Brief Reflective Guide was developed for people living with mood disorder. This tool is based on the concepts of the DLW model and its goal is to promote occupation in a perspective of health and well-being. The purpose of this guide is to engage the person in a discussion about his or her pattern of activity. It allows to obtain information about the client, but it’s also an exercise that enables introspection and discussion about the important aspect of the activity patterns.
About Do Live Well
The “Do Live Well” framework is a new Canadian tool that was developed by Occupational therapists to capture evidence linking a range of activity patterns to health and well-being outcomes. It is based on the idea that “what you do every day matters”. It is a positive health promotion approach designed to empower individuals to recognize changes in activity patterns and health, and to identify ways to restore or revitalize their patterns of activity engagement. Read more…
Why Do Live Well?
This framework prompts reflection and discussion regarding ways in which everyday activities can impact overall health and well-being. It can be used with clients of all ages and abilities to promote healthy activity patterns. It can also be used to inform colleagues and decision makers in the field of health promotion about our unique evidence-based occupational perspective. Read more…
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- New ‘DoLiveWell’ video
Check out our new video of 3 case scenarios to illustrate the DoLiveWell framework in action! Thanks to Sabrina Asselin, Nadine Lariviere & Anik Guérette for their creative efforts!
- April 2021 Do-Live-Well Online Workshop for Canadian Occupational Therapists
As part of some ongoing research, comparing in-person to online workshops, we would like to invite Canadian occupational therapists to register for a free online workshop that will be offered completely online with asynchronous lectures and some synchronous online small group discussions. The workshop will run from the week of April 26th to the week of […]
- OT Month at Homewood Health
As part of OT month, Rebecca Gewurtz and Sandra Moll presented “Do-Live-Well: Tools for Mental Health Promotion” on October 23, 2020. Resources from this presentation can be found under the tools & resources section.
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