Part 1: Tips and Tools for Implementing Creative Activities with Seniors

Are you a caregiver who is looking to do more creative activities with your loved ones? Are you working as a recreational therapist and want to know how to encourage your seniors to participate in creative activities without scaring or boring them? Check back each week for a new instalment of tips and tools for […]

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I Remember Better When I Paint – Film

At our last symposium we had the pleasure of premiering the wonderful documentary “I Remember Better When I Paint”. It was inspiring, emotional, and innovative in the way it represented seniors with Alzheimers, and how the arts helps this group of seniors feel like themselves. Narrated by actress Olivia de Havilland, I Remember Better When […]

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Toolkit: Intuitive Painting – A fabulous Activity for Developing Creativity

At our last symposium we were lucky enough to have Tina Thrussell, the Feel Good Lady, lead a couple of sessions of intuitive painting. The exercise was relaxing, humourous, cost effective and simple to implement. Here are a couple of photos of the attendees in action:   CACS asked her to provide a guide on […]

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Happy Relationships and Spending time in the Community Promotes Health and Longevity!

Harvard University Researchers have undertaken generational studies about how deisolated seniors live happier, longer, and fuller lives. They found that more important than diet, sleep, or exercise, the data points to connecting in your community and maintaining enriching relationships as a major indicator of longevity. Many seniors communities have started offering volunteer opportunities to its […]

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Pictures from our first networking event!

Thank you to everybody who showed up to our networking event on April 19, 2017 at the Calhoun Library! It was a smashing success and a truly inspiring and engaging session. We loved the presentations given by seniors and practitioners and had a fun time going on “speed dates” with everyone in attendance. We hope to […]

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