Join the PT Day of Service Movement!
October 15th is Global PT Day of Service
PT Day of Service is a movement that began in 2015, for physical therapy professionals to join together and perform acts of service in their community. No matter where you are, or what service act you're performing, we are working together to make our communities, and the global community, a better place.
Check out some of the great things taking place in our home state of New York!
The NYPTA Chapter Office Staff
The chapter office staff will be volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY.
The Eastern District has partnered up with Habitat for Humanity at two different build sites on PT Day of Service! We will be in Albany and Saratoga Springs helping with two houses. The event links are below for those interested in participating.
Our Facebook Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1775529975993041/
Our link on NYPTA.org: https://nypta.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=858481&group=136135
We are encouraging everyone to sign up for PTDOS and also join us for our Fall Social, which is scheduled in the evening after our builds.
Greater New York District
The Greater New York District is coming together on October 15th to participate in the Terry Fox Run through Central Park to raise money for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Pre-register using the link below, select your team as "PT Day of Service Greater NY" and then be sure to show up by 9am for a team photo!
Hudson Valley District
The Hudson Valley District is participating in PT Day of Service with Northeast Rec. Physical Therapists that would like to volunteer an 1- ½ hours of their time with adolescents with Autism and/or Down Syndrome to increase participation in art, music, obstacle course, basketball, soccer, volleyball and/or parachute activities should join this activity!
The event will take place in the morning on Saturday October 15th, at Bedford Hills Elementary School.(123 Babbitt Rd, Bedford Hills, NY 10507)
Contact: Mary Libutti, PT, DPT, Pediatric Certified Specialist at email@example.com
Long Island District
HappyFest Obstacle Course and Festival is an event for all ages, and all abilities, taking place in Calverton on PT Day of Service. The event organizer is looking for PT volunteers to help staff the event. Please view the event flyer here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer!
For the month of October Western District will be posting 2 facts a week about the PT profession on their social media pages. On PT Day of Service district members will be volunteering in a church soup kitchen in Buffalo
Enter your event into the NYPTA GOLDEN GONIOMETER CONTEST!
We want to raise awareness about the impact our profession has on the health and well-being of the public. The NYPTA Public Relations Committee is challenging all NYPTA districts to the second annual Public Relations contest. The District that demonstrates the greatest amount of public awareness activities within the months of September and October will be presented with the 2016 Golden Goniometer award.
These events can be a variety of activities related to PT Day of Service, Falls Prevention Awareness, the ChoosePT Campaign, etc — they just need to reflect the core values of being a physical therapist or promote the value of physical therapy. Anyone is welcome to submit an entry. To enter, please send the following information to PR@nypta.org by November 4th:
1. Your name
2. Your district
3. A written summary of activities or the event you participated in
4. Information on social media posts related to your activity
5. Photos of events/promotions/participants in your activity
Read more about the global PT Day of Service movement at http://ptdayofservice.com/