Joy Boosters

Joy Boosters

by Missy Buchanan

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Overview

Joy Boosters by Missy Buchanan

Do you know an older person who could use some encouragement? Missy Buchanan, an older adult advocate and former creativity educator, offers a bounty of simple, creative ways to increase the joy of older adults. This book is the perfect guide for families, caregivers, senior residence facilities, and churches that want to minister effectively to older adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780835811927
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Pages: 63
Sales rank: 851,305
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Missy Buchanan is the author of two previous books, several articles and has been featured in numerous magazines, including Southern Living. She is a presenter of workshops and conferences for Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, Mary Kay Cosmetics scientists, and the City of Plano, Texas. Buchanan is the Co-founder of Something to Celebrate, a business dedicated to helping women utilize their God-given creative gifts and has presented over 50 conferences and programs for women’s groups including many churches. Buchanan has made multiple appearances on national TV shows, including HGTV’s Smart Solutions and Lifetime TV’s Our Home. Missy Buchanan is the daily caregiver for her mother who resides in a senior living facility in the Dallas, Texas area.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Connecting through Questions and Conversation 9

Keeping the Faith 13

Transitioning to a New Home 21

Encouraging from a Distance 25

Using Photographs to Create Smiles 29

Planning Mini-Getaways 33

Making Music for Older Ears 37

Encouraging Hobbies and Interests 41

Finding Laughter 45

Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions 47

Bridging the Generation Gap 57

Building a Legacy 61

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