2021.06.16 – Recreation and Social Opportunities after Brain Injury (Recorded Webinar)

A Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers recorded webinar featuring Joanne Finegan, MSA, CTRS, FDRT.

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Aired live June 16, 2021.

Brain injury can be life-changing, but should not define the rest of an individual's life. Active participation in recreation and other social activities promotes health and wellness. 

In this Carolyn Rocchio Caregivers webinar, Joanne Finegan discusses basic information about the tools and education necessary to ensure that people with brain injury and their caregivers can actively participate in a leisure lifestyle that they find personally meaningful and that promotes overall health, wellness, and social connection. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Provide specific examples of the health benefits of recreation and social connections for individuals with brain injury and caregivers.
  2. Explore a number of examples of recreation and social opportunities that can be found in the home and community.
  3. Outline the importance of finding balance within 5 specific domains – physical, emotional, spiritual, cognitive, and social.
  4. Define the importance of establishing a daily or weekly routine/structure.

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Joanne Finegan was the CEO and President of ReMed Recovery Care Centers, a rehabilitation and supported living provider for people with acquired brain injury for over 18 years and had been with the organization for 32 years.  Finegan has also served on the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for many years as a board member, trustee, and was Chairman of the Board in 2004.  She has served as the Chairman of the Board of the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification and in 2005 was honored by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) as a Distinguished Fellow, the organization’s highest distinction.  During 2013, she was honored as a Fellow by the Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association, and is currently the President of the Council on Brain Injury (CoBI), a non-profit organization she helped to start.  In January of 2021, Finegan was elected onto to the Brain Injury Association (BIAA) Board of Directors.

At the end of 2018, Joanne transitioned from her formal ReMed executive position and continues on the ReMed and Learning Services Board.  Throughout her career, she has studied, written, and spoke about building and maintaining a strong organizational culture, especially in a clinically focused organization. Additionally, she has been passionate about advocating for the important role recreation and leisure play in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  She is now practicing that passion personally as she spends her time traveling, golfing, and pursuing her other leisure and recreation interests.