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Sharing Memories: Using Reminiscence Activities and Literature with Seniors

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 3/26/2014
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Description:
 Explore multi-sensory approaches to remembrance, outline steps for developing activities and selecting materials, explore using volunteers in a new way, and learn tips for facilitating successful groups. When memories are shared in a group, a personís experiences can add to a deeper understanding of our past Ė and perhaps our future.

Audience:

* Library staff who provide (or would like to provide activities for older adults;
* Library volunteers (and potential volunteers) who work with older adults.

Location: Lakes Regional Library - 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Registration Ends: 3/19/2014 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Tom Edwards - Tom takes monthly reminiscence activities to the residents of senior facilities in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Humor is a hallmark of Tomís programs and he will share his successful approaches to engaging Seniors in thoughtful discussion.

Kathy Mayo - Kathy is a retired Outreach Manager who now volunteers to coordinate Lee County Library Systemís Community Conversations Project. The project trains volunteers to offer literature-based discussion groups with Seniors in assisted living facilities and adult daycare. Kathy is a frequent presenter at workshops for librarians and persons who work with Seniors.
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: 239) 313-6338
Presenter: Tom Edwards and Kathy Mayo
Status: Closed


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