Organizations Partner for Recreation and Leisure Services Conference

April 15, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – April 15, 2015 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and the Long Island Leisure Services Association (LILSA) will present the 5th Annual LILSA Conference on Friday, April 17 at 8 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center on the College’s Long Island Campus.

This year’s conference was designed to bring leisure services and therapeutic recreation together to discuss and provide programs and services through all continuums of care from parks to health-related facilities. These programs and services span across all age groups and demographics. Some workshop topics that will be offered at the conference include Dealing with Difficult People; Social Media and You; Dance Movement Therapy and Adapted Yoga, among others. 

“As a professor and chair of  the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at SJC and the president of LILSA, our full-day professional conference provides training, support and information to both students and professionals in our field,” said Gail Lamberta, Ph.D. “Our goal is to foster and provide opportunities to enhance professional development through education, training, networking and recruitment. In addition, SJC, LILSA and its members will provide a greater public awareness relative to our field, which will deepen our identity as a distinct and viable profession aimed at enhancing the quality of life for all persons in our local and global communities.”

The cost to attend this event is $65; $60 for LILSA members. Students with a valid ID receive free admission. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information about this year’s conference, email [email protected]

SJC is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue).

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.