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BPCC occupational therapy class holds educational event for locals

From top left:Courtney Seeser, Raina Wheless, Jennifer Johnston, Amanda Hayden, Mason Hollis, Sheundra Murphy From bottom left: Kara Roan, Amy Beene and Tierra Bradford.

April is National Occupational Therapy (OT) month.  As the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the use of daily activities, occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent — or live better with — injury, illness, or disability.

In celebration of national OT month, the Occupational Therapy Assistant class of 2018 at Bossier Parish Community College held a free educational event for the residents of The Savannah at the Oaks assisted living facility in Shreveport on Thursday, April 5, featuring topics including arthritis management, reducing fatigue, preventing falls, and using adaptive equipment.

The event culminated with a Jeopardy-style question and answer session, reminiscent of the popular TV game show, where residents competed to earn prizes.  Participants enjoyed refreshments and took home informational handouts on the topics presented.

For more information, contact Kelly Brandon at Bossier Parish Community College, Division of Science, Nursing, and Allied Health, 678-6471.

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