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Cheryl talks about her background and motivation to work with elders:Tweet This Post
You are welcome to join residents, family, and friends to meet Rhoda Curtis, author. Rhoda’s memoirs are direct, funny, wistful, but never regretful, and often pointedly political accounts of a long, eventful life.
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: AgeSong at Lakeside Park
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A time slip (also called a timeslip) is an alleged paranormal phenomenon in which a person, or group of people, travel through time via unknown means. As with all paranormal phenomena, the objective reality of such experiences is disputed. Some believe that the flow of time can change or even be reversed from place-to-place. In the Timeslip TV series, the children are able to travel backwards to visit their parents as young people and forwards to meet themselves as adults (Wikipedia).Tweet This Post
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AgeSong at Lakeside Park applies a nonlinear neuro-dynamics model to support individuals with memory loss to find meaning in the world. To apply this model, individuals with memory loss are identified as one of the following five gemstones:
- Diamond: Goal-directed and independent on familiar tasks.
- Emerald: Still goall-directed on familiar tasks.
- Amber: Not goal-directed on familiar tasks
Marsha Peoples, Community Enrichment Director at AgeSong, Lakeside Park in Oakland, has discovered a way for individuals with dementia to find a sense of purpose.
Marsha and her activity staff have created tactile boxes with the following themes:
- Flower arranging
- Baby theme
- Crafts, sewing and sorting
- Mailing, sorting, stuffing envelopes, bubble wrap popping
- Garage hardware
Staff, volunteers, and associates are applying AgeSong’s Vision within the organization’s elder and assisted living communities and in the greater community. View Spring/Summer issue of We Are AgeSong.
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Exploring inter-generational relationships are integral to AgeSong’s Central Vision. The first vision statement, composed by Nader Shabahangi, AgeSong founder, emphasizes the organization’s interest in inter-generational issues. He says, “We redefine aging as providing us with the possibility to mature into the role of the wise elder.”
AgeSong Elder communities and AgeSong Institute are sponsoring several inter-generational events this spring open to the public. Here are a few:Tweet This Post
June 22 – 23, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Take charge of your career: A conference and networking event for recent public health alumni from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership and CalPACT and the UC Berkeley SPH Alumni Association.Tweet This Post