Treating The Whole Person In The Geriatric Setting

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This session focuses on treating the “whole person” and explains how it is equally important for our clients well-being and overall health. This course will explore healthy aging using the 3 domain approach, learn how these domains are affected as bodies age as well as programming considerations including assessment options for the elderly, intervention, programming and implementation, and adaptation related to the aging populations common needs, the importance of evaluation in program planning and review facility based care and therapeutic recreation.


  • Upon completing the course participants will be able to list the 3 domains as related to Healthy Aging

  • Explain 3 ways aging affects each domain of Healthy Aging and programming considerations for these changes

  • Upon completing the course participants will be able to explain how the therapeutic recreation outcome model is related to a persons functionality, wellness/health status and quality of life

Angela Goldschmidt, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Angela Goldschmidt is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). She has a Bachelors of Science, Recreational Therapy with minors in Gerontology and Socio-Psychology from Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH. She has 12 years CTRS experience in the Long Term Care, Geriatrics and Physical Rehab settings and over 22 years experience with the geriatric population. Currently a stay-at-home mom to 4 girls, she is excited to be able to share her experience and knowledge of therapeutic recreation for the geriatric population.

Angela Goldschmidt, CTRS

SMART Instructor