Minnesota TherapeuticRecreation AssociationConnecting CTRSs in the Midwest


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  • 17 Jan 2018 10:23 AM | Anonymous member


    I am finally able to have an intern and am l excited for this experience! I work at a skilled nursing facility in St. Louis park as a Therapeutic Program Activity Assistant with Monarch Healthcare. We have a long term care floor, memory care floor, and a rehab floor; I currently work on the long term care floor. We are not a typical mom and pops facility as we specialize in caring for residents with mental health diagnosis'! If you are interested in mental health this is will be great experience for you! if you have any questions please feel free to email me at: kayla.saiko@gmail.com

  • 28 Nov 2017 11:01 AM | Anonymous member

    Lyngblomsten is a Christian nonprofit organization located in the Como Park/Midway Neighborhood of St. Paul. Celebrated as a large 5 Star, standalone, person first Care Center with Artful Living and Lifelong Learning at its core. Lyngblomsten currently has a Full-Time (40 hours per week/Tuesday-Saturday schedule) position for a creative, energetic, and organized Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator to work with our residents in our secure Alzheimer’s/Dementia Neighborhoods.  This position reports to the Therapeutic Recreation Director, requires a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation with certification, ADC or related field. Preferred candidates must possess experience and passion to work with Alzheimer’s/Dementia residents, along with their families.  We offer large TR team with excellent health and retirement benefits.


    Send resume to lemmerich@lyngblomsten.org or call Leigh at

    651-632-5370 for further information.


    Lyngblomsten Care Center

    1415 Almond Avenue

    St. Paul, MN 55108



  • 27 Nov 2017 11:28 AM | Anonymous member

    We are offering 2 Full-Time TR Positions in St. Louis Park, MN - Monarch Healthcare. Students welcome to apply! CTRS not required upon hire.  

    Hello!!  We are offering 2 full-time TR positions at Monarch Healthcare in St. Louis Park, MN.  Our building focuses on mental health and the aging population.  The hours are great and the TR team is awesome.  Please think about applying today!  It is under the job title of Therapeutic Recreation - Activity Assistant. Please apply online at Monarchmn.com or contact Laura Karamagi directly at LKaramagi@Monarchmn.com or you can call her at 952-935-0333 ext.122 for more details.   

  • 23 Aug 2017 4:12 PM | Anonymous member

    I am hoping to connect with any CTRS's who work in the mental health field. We are trying to start a bench marking project here at Mayo to see what other psychiatric facilities are providing for Recreation Therapy, both inpatient and outpatient areas. If you would be willing to share through email just a little bit about your department, please contact me or leave a message here and I will get back to you with my questions. If you have any contacts at other facilities, feel free to pass those on to me as well. I will be glad to share any results with people if interested. Thanks in advance for all your help!   Rachel Fuhrmeister, CTRS, fuhrmeister.rachel@mayo.edu

  • 17 May 2017 9:17 AM | Anonymous member

    I am looking for curriculum surrounding hobby development or leisure education type groups. Are there any websites or textbooks that are instructional and helpful for folks like me who are new to the field?

    I did find this link  https://sites.temple.edu/rtwiseowls/ Which seemed to have other random information if anybody wants to check it out, I thought I would share!

    Thanks in advance for any advice that anyone can share!

    Olivia Kranz

    Recreational Therapist| Alexandria CBHH

    Minnesota Department of Human Services

    Community Behavioral Health Hospital

    1610 8th Avenue East

    Alexandria, MN 56308



  • 10 Feb 2017 1:19 PM | Anonymous member

    We are currently looking at our internship process.  We are wondering what type of application/interview process you have for your agency?  Please email me if you would be willing to share information.


  • 27 Jan 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have a special program you want to share?  Are you looking for some advice from fellow CTRS's? Take time and ask that question or post that program. Videos and pictures are always welcome!  Just let us know and we help you get them up there!

  • 16 Jun 2016 2:12 PM | Anonymous member

    I will be taking over supervision of program staff at my facility in the next couple of months. Currently the program staff are all OTs (seasoned OTs who all hold bachelor's degrees like myself) and there has been some question as to whether a TR can supervise OT staff. At my last facility, an OT supervised both OT and TR so I don't see where the issue is given my experience with the program we are implementing.  I am the content expert in relation to the program we are implementing and have demonstrated more than satisfactory skills in this area.  I'm looking for examples of other facilities that might have a similar leadership structure (TR supervising other therapies) or any thoughts I can use to support my supervisor's decision on this move    Thank you!


  • 27 Jan 2016 2:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi All!  We are working at setting up some networking events for the month of February in various parts of the state.  What are some things that would make you more likely to attend an event near you?!

    Free food?   Learning opportunities?    Meeting Cool people?    Having Fun?    

    Job opportunities???

    Please reply with any ideas for us to make these networking events work FOR you!!!  Thanks!

    Karen Bone 

  • 04 Dec 2015 10:43 AM | Anonymous member

    Does anyone use Epic for their documentation at their facility?  We are switching to Epic at Mayo and I was wondering if people who used it had templates set up for documentation? We are in the process of setting up these templates and I am hoping to find some resources.  Please email me if you are familiar with Epic.

    Rachel Fuhrmeister


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