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 Brenda Torres CTRS  Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Who is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist? 

Recreational therapy is a recognized human service profession that utilizes recreation 
involvement as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery, and well-being. 
Recreational therapy has been a recognized form of health care and human service provision 

for over four decades. 
The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health care Organizations (JCAHO) 
defines a Recreational Therapist, Qualified in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (1995):

As a professional, a Recreation Therapist needs to demonstrate to the public 
(employers and consumers) that she/he has the knowledge, skill and ability to provide 
therapeutic recreation services. NCTRC was awarded federal trademark of the title 

"Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist" and the mark "CTRS" by the United States 
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The ability to protect the consumer is strengthened 
with USPTO trademark registration. The trademark registration provides significant legal 
protection against unauthorized users of NCTRC's marks. Only those individuals who meet
and maintain adherence to NCTRC certification program standards are allowed to use the 
title Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and the designation: "CTRS".       


Rehabilitative Therapy Part 1 of Part 2

Interview with Brenda Torres CTRS 



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Advance For Long –Term Care management Digital Edition

Brenda Torres Recreation Therapist Manager’s Winning Essay that won …
CNR The Best Long-Term Care Team in the Nation 2011
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Best LTC Team 2011 VIDEO
Posted on: September 16, 2011
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Best Long-Term Care Team 2011 Winner
Congratulations to CNR Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation!
Posted on: September 14, 2011
Click Below to read Brenda Torres’s  Winning Essay:

CNR Receives the AMDA National Award for Reducing Patient Falls by 53 Percent in a Single Year

ArtIcle Below:

Amda Caring for the Ages News Article:


"My Music, My Life, My Peace".. Article Co-Authored by Brenda Torres CTRS on
LeadingAge Adviser Magazine 

 "My Music, My Memory"


I enjoyed working with Mrs. Moon in delivering individualized customized music sessions
 that  assisted in her emotional shifting and promoted memory recall.

The therapeutic intervention moved her to write and draw her memories in Flow.

(One of her past producer was Desi Arnez's Producer Marco Rizzo
who wrote many of her song selections she sung at Lincoln Center)

LeadingAge Adviser Magazine 

(page 20)



Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

for the  Elderly & Disabled

Through the use of:

Looking for a giving heart

from the comfort of your home...

Musicians, Artists, Story Tellers, Lecturers, Cooks

Adopt a Nursing Home Resident

Email for more information:

Past ~ Conferences/Workshops ~

Full Day Conference

held at
St.Joseph's College

Brooklyn, New York


(For Presentation Proposals Submissions) 

please contact

Brenda Torres CTRS METRO's  Vice President at: 718 415-1119

 Metro Recreation & Park Society, the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association 

( interested Presenters please send your Resume, Bio and Proposals 



Taimak's Unfolding Dream INC.
A Youth Dream Coach Program

Visit for more information:

Contact Person: Brenda Torres


Technohealer Conference 


Council Member Albert Vann's Senior Conference 6/09

Held at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Thank you 


 The Bed Stuy Senior Task Force


The "Women on the Frontline" Award

I shared the special moment on 3/24/09 with those I love...

I am honored for the recognition and look forward to continue to live my life

 with purpose and contribute to communities.

                                                                            Brenda Torres CTRS

A special Thanks to the  talented Artist Ramona Candy on the left  for the unique portrait painting award.

To view her wonderful work Click here: Ramona Candy

To see the award speech visit :


New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association


Brenda Torres CTRS  &  Randolf Palmaira PT, MS, MSA


Virtual- Reality Rehabilitation & Technohealing

 Physical,Occupational and Recreational therapeutic service working as one 

in delivering New York's First Virtual Rehabilitative Service at

CNR Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn N.Y.

March 28-31

Holiday Inn

Saratoga Springs N.Y.

2009 Conference Brochure:


"It's All About Men"  A Men's Health Fair for World Aids Day

Antioch Baptist Church

828 Greene Avenue  Brooklyn N.Y. 11221

Saturday December 13,2008

Free Health Screenings,HIV/AIDS Testing, Free Flu Vaccine    

Special Fitness Presentation... Fitness Ministry


Brenda Torres 

Restorative Fitness Expert


From The Classic Movie

"The Last Dragon"


To purchase Taimak's Exercise DVD  Visit:

Brenda & Taimak  
Both provide  an effective program in Body toning,stretch,and flexibility leaving clients truly satisfied.

Testimonies..."The exercise session was extremely effective in providing me full body stretches without feeling tired ". 
                                                                                                     Clara B.



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