How to Start an Activities Program for Older Adults

Guest Post Author: Danny W. Pettry, II, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, CTRS | www.DannyPettry.com A Review of Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cherly Bruke’s (1989) Activities for the Elderly Book Title: Activities for the Elderly, Volume 1: A Guide to Quality Programming Authors: Sandra Parker, Carol Will, and Cheryl Burke Released: 1989 Publisher:  Idyll Arbor ISBN: 9781882883004 Starting a recreation […]

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Staying Active: Why Helping the Older Adults in your Life Exercise is the Best Care you Can Provide

Guest Post Author: Kelli Huggins | Grace Ridge Retirement Community Exercise in Older Adults Exercise plays an important role in overall wellness and provides the strength to participate in the activities we love. As a Well4Life Wellness Coordinator and Licensed Recreational Therapy Assistant, I’ve dedicated the past 10 years to developing tactics and discovering programs […]

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Celebrating Residents Rights Month: Awareness of dignity, respect and the value of every Nursing Home Resident

Originally posted on The Upside to Aging:
? Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Every Resident Photo Credit: http://rosenspearslaw.com/resident-rights-month/ October is Resident’s Rights Month! Since 1981, Nursing homes across the country have dedicated a week in October to Resident Rights. The celebration was expanded to the whole month in 2011 by the National Consumer Voice.…

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Doll Therapy with Dignity for Loved Ones Living with Dementia

Babydolls.  Traditionally, a toy for little girls to play with, hold, and take comfort in has become a popular therapy tool for some individuals living with Dementia. Although this device should not be used for everyone, a baby doll does bring great comfort to those who have had an affinity to caring in their earlier […]

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