1. Collins, Kayla EdD
  2. Layne, Kelly OTD


Rehabilitation therapists have traditionally been key players in the development and delivery of community-based programs, and the value of those programs is well documented. The onset of COVID-19 necessitated the closure or shift of many of these programs to virtual delivery, resulting in a change in the role of the rehabilitation therapist. The challenges and opportunities of traditional and virtual programming are explored. Factors influencing the participation of seniors in these programs are examined. The impact of COVID-19 and the resulting digital resources on future community-based practice is discussed.