Category

Maria’s Journal

Maria shares some of her own experiences from many years of working with older adults in a variety of settings. From giving craft workshops and demonstrations, to community art projects and being an activity director in nursing homes she has enjoyed her journey so far.

Maria hopes that you will find some inspiration here!

Maria's Journal

Target games for groups and individuals

Target games is an activity that invariably produces lots of laughs…
Read More
Maria's Journal

Multiple strands to an activity

By a multiple strands activity I mean that you can make…
Read More
Maria's Journal

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for caregivers

Maslow's hierarchy of needs for caregivers There is more to life…
Read More
Maria's Journal

Flexibility in planning and implementing activity sessions

  Planning activity sessions One of the main things I learned…
Read More
Maria's Journal

Dealing with someone who acts out in a group situation

Disruptions during group activities Something that often happens is that one…
Read More
Maria's Journal

Settling into a nursing home

  Settling into a nursing home or other residential care can…
Read More
Maria's Journal

The importance of social contact

This article takes a little look at the importance of social…
Read More