Autumn rituals create feelings of comfort, joy, and sense memory. Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults provides you with hands on, step-by-step instructions for autumn rituals to enhance spiritual well being and joy. Checkout all these beautiful pumpkins created by a brilliant minds living with memory loss.
What’s your favorite Autumn Ritual?
Working with clients or loved ones who are agitated and edgy can be challenging in many ways for caregivers. In this Joyful Moments success story an activity partner presented her low-vision client with Alzheimer’s disease a bag of autumn themed items: vegetables, spices, decorative items, etc. (simple items from around the house). They transformed those items into a holiday centerpiece for her thanksgiving table!
Outcomes: Creative self-expression, sensory satisfaction through taste and scent, and intellectual stimulation reminiscing about favorite holiday recipes.
Please read the National Organization for Arts in Health white paper “Arts, Health, and Well-Being in America” to learn more about why creativity matters!https://thenoah.net/about/arts-health-and-well-being-in-america-a-white-paper/
In Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults we honor creativity as it’s own domain of wellness because research shows participating in arts based program is integral to older adult quality of life.
“As a writer on aging who lost a mother to Alzheimer’s disease, I’m acutely sensitive to not only the challenges of aging, but the opportunities it offers for us to reconnect. I like the Joyful Moments cards because they include simple yet engaging activities that can bring more joy in surprisingly simple ways. I especially like that they’re broken down into categories that address the physical, emotional, intellectual, creative, environmental and spiritual worlds. I wish I’d had them for my own mom.”
— Matt Perry, Journalist and Author on Aging
Interested in learning how gym-going seniors are benefiting from more then just exercise? Read this Washington Post article to learn more https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/gym-going-seniors-are-benefiting-from-more-than-exercise/2017/08/10/dd983820-72f3-11e7-8f39-eeb7d3a2d304_story.html?utm_term=.186a0a9be642
Joyful Moments: Meaningful Activities to Engage Older Adults recognize physical activity as its own domain of wellness, and this deck of activity cards includes 3 innovative activities for ways to increase quality of life through physical activity. Visit www.joyfulmomentscards.net or www.hummingbirdproject.net to learn more!
It’s our opportunity to honor our Veterans and The Hummingbird Project wants to share meaningful acts of kindness for your families and clients!
Visit a Veterans hospital. Being of service offers purpose, meaning and socialization and is great way to brighten everyone’s day, plus there will likely be a fascinating exchange of stories about their time in the service. Wear a uniform, bring music or photos to share. Make a special day of it and enjoy lunch together afterwards. If an outing isn’t possible, gather heroic stories of Veterans to share with your loved one. Reminisce about the values of serving our country and make a list of honorable things you can do together on your community.
Hope it is a most special day!
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Joyful Moments by The Hummingbird Project is the first deck of therapeutic activity cards to address creativity as it’s own domain of wellness. That’s right—we don’t see creativity as just an activity, we see it as a necessary and integral component to holistic wellness. Creative aging is the key to promoting self-expression and helping individuals to thrive! Make a Leaf Rubbing is a great way to warm yourself up to creative activities if they are new to you or your care/activity partner; it’s failure free, easy, and requires few materials (a leaf, paper, pencil or crayon).
Interested in increasing older adult quality of life? Our seven domains of wellness include physical, spiritual, intellectual, creative, vocational, emotional and environmental wellbeing. At The Hummingbird Project by Sage Eldercare Solutions we believe activities in each of these domains is integral to increased joy in the lives of elders. Our therapeutic activity cards include research on each domain, instructions for easy to complete activities, and ideas for unique ways to tailor each activity to your loved one or clients needs. Order yours today: www.joyfulmomentscards.net Makes for a great holiday gift!