Orquidea Tamayo Mortera is the President of NZSDRT and the National Diversional Therapist for Summerset Group Holdings.
Orquidea identifies as “Mexitiwi” – born in Mexico, married to a Costa Rican, and a New Zealand Citizen. Orquidea’s presentation will focus on sharing with attendees the importance of Diversional and Recreational Therapy (DRT) in aged care. It will focus on using DRT as a prevention tool, a solution to the loneliness and social isolation pandemic, and as a positive non-pharmacological intervention that can be effectively used to enhance senior’s wellbeing and quality of life. Orquidea would love for people to see the real science behind DRT and the significance of this unique practice in today’s world.
Orquidea was once quarantined in Australia.