A Twist

Last week I worked in Green Valley again at the Adult Day Health Care program of La Posada.  A volunteer, Mariane had the participants call out items for the very talented Maria (a vibrant staff member) to draw on a white board. After about ten pictures appeared on...

Perspectives

Recently I did some storytelling at Handmaker’s Day Program. The set-up was off (they were doing some construction in the building and furniture had been moved into the large group room) and so I had to break the group into two sessions.  They self-selected by...

And she’s off

Carol, who I have worked with for the last seven months, has left for the summer to stay with her daughter.  She  was newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease when I met her (symptoms began about a year before that). We  have been doing a story at her house once...

Green Valley

My first trip to the Adult Day Health Care facility… Within the beautiful Casa Community Center in Green Valley I discovered a gem of an adult day care program. When I walked in the door participants were actively following a seated exercise tape with the...

My Story…

One morning on my way to work I was listening to an NPR story about the storytelling program Timeslips, for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The piece was so affecting that I had to pull off the road. Having recently lost my father to a...