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Getting to Know the Life Stories of Older Adults: Activities for Building Relationships / Edition 1
     

Getting to Know the Life Stories of Older Adults: Activities for Building Relationships / Edition 1

by Kathy Laurenhue
 

ISBN-10: 193252925X

ISBN-13: 9781932529258

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Health Professions Press

Positive relationships begin with people enjoying one another. This fresh look at reminiscence uses fun-filled, lively activities to help people laugh with, as well as learn from, each other. The engaging program will foster understanding and build a sense of community through meaningful interaction. Nine in-depth group exercises and more than 30 informal

Overview

Positive relationships begin with people enjoying one another. This fresh look at reminiscence uses fun-filled, lively activities to help people laugh with, as well as learn from, each other. The engaging program will foster understanding and build a sense of community through meaningful interaction. Nine in-depth group exercises and more than 30 informal mini-exercises cover broad topics such as individuals' backgrounds, personal preferences, and social history. Games, discussion, storytelling, and other interactive methods are used to reveal participants' unique characteristics, experiences, and interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932529258
Publisher:
Health Professions Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book
Why I emphasize the positive
How this book is organized
Using this book effectively
Props and materials
Avoid favorites

I: Who I am and Where I Lived
• Exercise 1: Name Stories
• Mini-Exercise A: Read a Little More
• Exercise 2: A Special Home
• Mini-Exercise B: Photographs and Field Trips

II: Habits, Routines, Customs and Celebrations
• Exercise 3: Make a Choice
• Mini-Exercise C: Play a Game
• Exercise 4: Holiday Traditions
• Mini-Exercise D: Adding art

III: The Historical Perspective
• Exercise 5: Family Leisure Time and the 50s
• Mini-Exercise E: Adding Music to the Mix
• Exercise 6: How Things Have Changed
• Mini-Exercise F: Time Lines
• Exercise 7: Things that Changed You
• Mini-Exercise G: Movies and Literature

IV: Life from my Perspective
• Exercise 8: Turning Points
• Mini-Exercise H: Telegrams and Letting go
• Exercise 9: Best Qualities
• Mini-Exercise I: Heroes and Role Models

Appendix A: Sharing Life Stories When Participants Have Dementia
Appendix B: Resources and vendors
Bibliography

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