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Snoezelen machine transforms lives at Columbia House

Health care workers demonstrate the benefits of calming machine on residents By Erin Knutson December 7, 2017 There’s a transformative experience happening over at Columbia House and residents have the opportunity to experience sensory therapy through a new Snoezelen machine that was provided to the facility by the Invermere Health Care Auxiliary. Health care facilitators…
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S.M.I.L.E., an example of how universities are working to shatter the ivory tower

Academic life is slowly becoming more engaged with the outside world—and students are leading the way Maclean's magazine recently featured Acadia University's S.M.I.L.E. (Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience) program in an article. The following is an excerpt, highlighting the university-community engagement project: During orientation two years ago, Acadia president Ray Ivany watched as hundreds of…
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