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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

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for caregivers

Maslow's hierarchy of needs for caregivers There is more to life…
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Flexibility in planning and implementing activity sessions

  Planning activity sessions One of the main things I learned…
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Dealing with someone who acts out in a group situation

Disruptions during group activities Something that often happens is that one…
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Settling into a nursing home

  Settling into a nursing home or other residential care can…
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The importance of social contact

This article takes a little look at the importance of social…
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Reading aloud for those with fading eyesight

  Reading aloud for individuals One of our residents was an…
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Have you a musical talent?

Sharing your musical talent with others One day when I was…
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Foods we ate as children

Reminiscing about foods we ate as children We had a discussion…
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