If you want to stimulate older persons’ minds and imaginations, this gem of a book is for you. Let the easy-to-use thematic lesson plans help you create sessions that are filled with creativity, exploration, and fun. The 28 Experiences combine music, theatre, poetry, storytelling, and reminiscence that fosters curiosity and builds connections. Take a few minutes to prepare and you’ll be up and running, either one-to-one or in groups. Participants will rave about and eagerly anticipate their next Experience. This book is the tool you’ll return to, time and time again!
So many people loving this book:
“The Experiences encourage older adults to lose their inhibitions and become totally engaged either as enthusiastic storytellers or as interested observers. I LOVE the themes and the clear and easy-to-follow directions that guide me through the sessions.” – Caitlin Cairns, Activity Director
“The Experiences create great learning that challenges minds and senses. It’s refreshing!” – Kathleen Dremel, Activity Director
“I highly recommend this book! Its wealth of topics are so easy for activity directors, therapeutic recreation directors, and staff members to use.” – Gloria Hoffner, Author of Science for Seniors
“LOVE IT! LOVE IT! We enjoy all of the Experiences and I really like how they can be adapted to meet the needs of my residents.” – Cathy Maddex, Activity Director
“You save me months of planning and lots of guilt!” – Cathleen Weber, MSW, LCSW, Founder & Director of Better Day Club, an Adult Day Program
About the Author:
Kareen King uses her experience as an Activity Supervisor, a Registered Drama Therapist, and Creative Engagement Consultant to transform the world of older adults and those who serve them. Dissatisfied with conventional activities, Kareen transitioned from the old paradigm of entertaining passive audiences to something much more magical, active participation. She helps older adults learn, play, discover, and be a part of a group that’s up to something special.
Kareen, a wife and mother of five adult children, appears at conventions as a keynote speaker, singer/songwriter, puppeteer, and workshop presenter. For more information, visit www.thegoldenexperience.com or contact her at email@example.com.
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