We Are IH: Small moments make recreation therapist’s job amazing

July 14, 2022

Lauren Knapton, recreation therapist at Cottonwoods


Name: Lauren Knapton (she/her)
Job Title: Recreation therapist
Years of Service: Six months
Worksite: Cottonwoods Care Facility
Community: Kelowna
Ancestral Territory: Syilx
Advice to live by: "People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said but people will never forget how you made them feel." – Maya Angelou

Recreation therapist Lauren Knapton is inspired by the moments of joy she and her colleagues share with people in their care. 

“Nothing makes me happier than when I see a resident experience a true moment of joy – either during a recreation program, dancing with a staff member, or listening to music,” she says. “Those small moments are what makes this job so amazing.”

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