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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!

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In our writers group today we wrote a sea-side poem

Triggers for creative writing Today I brought in 6 seashells to…
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Making up a rhyming poem

Creative writing Sometimes we decide to make up a rhyming poem…
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Planting and harvesting herbs is a great activity for all the senses.

Planting herbs First, the planting; consult with the person you care…
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Baking in nursing homes

Baking as an activity in nursing homes Sometimes we bake with…
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Making cards to sell and make money for charity

Card making activity Every October residents in the nursing home and…
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Encouraging participation in creative activities.

Embracing creative activities Sometimes the person you are doing the project…
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