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#ActivitiesStrong Virtual Summit - Shared screen with speaker view
Jeri Montag
05:23:08
Thank you for the great sessions. I have to leave. I hope to get the later sessions. Sorry to miss this one.
Elaine Chamard
05:23:12
big group!
Cory Shondell
05:24:33
Why is the activity department the most well rounded department in nursing facilities? Because we don't cut corners!!
Linda Jensen
05:24:48
1,500+ smart and more educated professionals here!
Susan Baldridge
05:25:05
Is it just my screen, or is everything HUGE?
Sara Lopez
05:26:12
Susan its just your screen, you might of zoomed in on accident
Kari Wooodrum
05:27:05
BINGO!
TANAE REDD
05:27:49
didn't get the bingo word. Can someone share please
Cory Shondell
05:28:04
: Are:
Maureen Bluemke
05:28:09
ARE
TANAE REDD
05:28:16
thanks
Kathleen Santiago
05:28:17
Bingo word is ARE
Meaghan McMahon
05:29:01
Email mcole@linkedsenior.com
Jacqulyn Thorns
05:29:24
thanks👍
Catherine Schwalbe
05:32:13
TRUTH!
Theresa Hart
05:33:38
Our job is to ensure that our elders have the highest quality of life possible. My most successful programs are those that the families are interested in joining.
Theresa Hart
05:35:25
If we can facilitate strong bonds between the elder and their families and caregivers, we have done our job!
joan Cullinane
05:41:17
So this is like drama therapy, art therapy, music therapy but requires less training?
Anne Basting
05:41:41
Legacy Letter Writing - a shared experience between students and elders. A profound intergenerational experience.
Brenda Evans
05:41:57
Can't call it "therapy" unless you are certified?
Alicia Gonzales
05:42:13
wow this is truly incredible!
Meaghan McMahon
05:42:14
It may be the internet connection on Katie’s end
Anne Basting
05:42:20
It has therapeutic benefits. It is community building through the arts.
Anne Basting
05:42:49
Biographies are just the beginning!
Anne Basting
05:43:05
They can use the bios to create art that can be a legacy gift.
Anne Basting
05:43:11
STUDENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Brienne Cunniff
05:43:12
What does SAIR stand for again
Linda Jensen
05:43:18
cool!
Brienne Cunniff
05:43:50
Thank you!
Anne Basting
05:43:52
All of these art projects can be done in individual rooms as well.
Deanna Alexa
05:43:57
i love these projects
Meaghan McMahon
05:43:58
CEU credit is given for those who join for a full session, up to 6 sessions total @Mecayla
Laurie Shapleigh
05:44:09
these are so cool!!
jessicamc
05:44:23
love this
Alicia Gonzales
05:44:34
wow these are such great ideas.
Sara Min
05:44:37
Great resident art project
Evy Wright
05:44:57
Student Artist In Residence = SAIR
Brenda Evans
05:45:02
This art project would get around the previous conversation about not being allowed to display residents' art.
Anne Basting
05:45:12
And of course wipe off the Keys when done! :)
ashley peek
05:45:30
I LOVE THESE!!
Anne Basting
05:45:30
Yes! Shana!
Linda Jensen
05:45:40
Looks way cool
Anne Basting
05:45:42
The students bring so much…
Jean Garver
05:45:49
What a great concept!
Meaghan McMahon
05:45:51
SAIR: Student Artist in Residence program
Maureen Bluemke
05:45:55
That is a great project idea!
Brenda Evans
05:45:55
It would be great to have the time to be able to do some of these.
Alicia Gonzales
05:46:04
such an inspiration!!
Linda Jensen
05:46:31
As a bird lover and owner, I just LOVE this one!
Theresa Hart
05:46:38
We must partner up with our local schools!
Jennifer DeAngelis
05:47:16
we did that bird seed craft once! it was great! the residents (and the birds) loved it!
Anne Basting
05:47:17
TimeSlips will have a whole support section on line for campuses to learn this program.
Theresa Hart
05:48:23
Thank you. There is a Therapeutic Recreation program at a local school here.
MMHNCC
05:48:40
so, I love the idea of having student artists in or volunteers, but how does that work with all the visitations limited? I also have added challenge of no one under 18 allowed in our building, and not able to do most of the tech stuff (both equipment and infrastructure issues)
Anne Cabral
05:48:45
hi i jist realized i didnt write down the code from the 11:00 session
Anne Basting
05:48:49
For those who have complained that their admin thinks their elder’s art is “childish” - these ideas help with that.
Anne Basting
05:49:15
@MMHNCC College students become residents.
Karon McDonald
05:49:16
My good friend does art with residents with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Momemsofmemory.org (For inspiration), if anyone wishes to peruse the site.
Anne Cabral
05:49:30
i did a sip and paint party for our residents (with them). they loved it and we had a gallery wine and cheese night.
Cory Shondell
05:49:39
I don't think an admin should ever complain about a resident's art. just saying
Anne Basting
05:49:48
aGREEEEEE
Stephanie Hensle
05:50:03
yup
Stephanie Hensle
05:50:16
residents art should always be embraced
joan Cullinane
05:50:28
This is a very controlled type of art. Folks who want to paint their own card I hope would be allowed no matter how it looked
Sara Lopez
05:50:33
thank you for sharing @karon
Anne Basting
05:50:33
Ask if you could display art on the OUTSIDE Of the windows.
Theresa Hart
05:50:46
@Anne We did the same. Our project was a two parter, one side by elder, one side by staff.
Theresa Hart
05:50:58
They are displayed througout the home.
ashley peek
05:51:05
Also, "childish" art can be more "attractive" if mounted and displayed maturely. i can't believe they told you that :(
M. Celeste Chase
05:53:12
it should be more of a focus on the process rather than the perfection of the final product
ashley peek
05:53:35
absoluely
Anne Basting
05:54:03
If you can BALANCE process and product, that is key… it CAN be beautiful and emerge from them - many ways to do this.
Catherine Schwalbe
05:54:34
Wrapping is wonderful! These are fantastic!
M. Celeste Chase
05:55:01
so I would disagree - about the need to balance this particular form of creativity
joan Cullinane
05:55:03
yes process! not product. Remember that it should be easy but challenging. Some people can engage for 5 minutes, some can go longer
Angelina Torrieri
05:55:14
unfortunately a few members of our staff regularly make comments in regards to participant art being displayed. Sadly one of the regular complainers is a supervisor and RN
Nancy Richards
05:55:21
LOVE mobiles, wrapping sticks. The movement alone is powerful
M. Celeste Chase
05:55:31
what makes it therapeutic is the freedom about it
Brenda Evans
05:55:37
Pre-Covid we were allowed to have "under 18 year old" volunteers if they came with an adult. Had a very successful afternoon when a coach brought the high school girls basketball team. They chatted with our female residents about how much girls athletics/sports have changed.
Cory Shondell
05:55:38
sounds like they don't need to be apart of that facility anymore
Anne Basting
05:55:45
I’m a champion / defender of product… if you work with artists who can collaborate, the products can be truly magical and powerful.
Theresa Hart
05:56:07
We need to be advocates and teachers. Advocate for our elders and teach our staff.
M. Celeste Chase
05:56:16
they are magical and empowering to the person that made them
Anne Basting
05:56:40
I love the drive by museum!
Evy Wright
05:56:46
If you do a search for “process art” you’ll find some great ideas. I love doing string pull art. It’s a bit messy, but it’s therapeutic and looks great.
Robin Schiltz
05:56:51
I agree Theresa Hart!!!
Jean Garver
05:57:07
Do SAIR get a stipend?
Theresa Hart
05:57:07
Knowing the process and the struggles it took to get to the final product helps to put things in persepective.
M. Celeste Chase
05:57:08
the succes is in the engagement and joy that the process allows
Anne Basting
05:57:22
SAIRs get room and board for a year. A HUGE benefit for them.
Anne Basting
05:57:34
Some get a small stipend.
joan Cullinane
05:57:52
but if we are all artists, I don't have a ba in theatre but I am a comedian and improvisor and help people create their own stories. They think they are great. The supervisor may not. When training to teach theatre the biggest warning for teachers is not to look at the product as a reflection of the people involved or yourself but as a living being that teaches in its flaws and surprises
Stephanie Hensle
05:58:09
unfortunately a lot of admins cant see the work that goes in and and the satisfaction alone most residents get from participating
Cory Shondell
05:58:48
100% Stephanie!!!!
M. Celeste Chase
05:59:04
when children are told to stay within the lines when coloring - that stiffles them
Julie Echon
05:59:08
Loved it " .....a living being that teaches in its flaws and surprises"
Brenda Evans
05:59:19
I'm looking for Art projects that also have an outreach component. We've already done knitting/crocheting scarves for Special Olympics, quilts for cops, baby blankets for hospital nursery, and fleece toys for the Humane Society.
Linda Jensen
05:59:23
Neat. But wow, never again so close to each other will our residents be or us!
joan Cullinane
05:59:30
yes the process and performance can be life changing but if something goes awry, that's all some folks see.
M. Celeste Chase
06:00:28
if it doesn't look the way it was intended - does that matter more than the fact that they engaged in the process?
Cory Shondell
06:01:07
Why is the activity department the most well-rounded department in nursing facilities? Because we don't cut corners!
Joyce Quintrell
06:01:21
we make holiday cards for the Red Cross Holiday mail for Heroes
Brienne Cunniff
06:01:28
love it!
joan Cullinane
06:01:32
I am a little confused by this presentation, are we being sold a program that could just be done in collaboration with local students?
joan Cullinane
06:02:16
Cookies for ambulance drivers who show up daily
Brienne Cunniff
06:02:40
me too. It is a great idea but can't afford much right now
Anne Basting
06:03:19
THIS IS FREE
Cory Shondell
06:03:34
Were trying to improve our reputation within the community. Chili for the police department?
Robin Cooper
06:03:38
We made holiday cards for the homeless. When we did an outreach program with our local homeless shelter, they mentioned that getting a card means so much since they don't have an address to receive any.
Tammy Carroll
06:03:40
They won't be allowed to come in anymore.
Deborah Bailey
06:03:49
No reason this can't be done with local students AND their teachers. I've done tow major ones. the first an art teacher paired her students with our residents. They interviewed the resident and incorporated elements of the interview into a collage/ portrait of the resident. The second was a class of students with issues. they wrote - and shared with our residents - some profound experiences. Mostly tough ones, and then met with our residents in small groups to discuss the readings. Very enlightening for both the young and the old.
Karon McDonald
06:04:20
With Covid-19, things are different now
Janet Runyon
06:04:36
Very much so1
Janet Runyon
06:04:54
oops so!
Karon McDonald
06:05:10
They become stFF?
Karon McDonald
06:05:20
* STAFF
Jacqulyn Thorns
06:05:38
SNF aren’t allowed to have any visitors at this time...😔
Heather Allen
06:05:57
This is such a great idea. I'm sure we can think of ways to adjust something like this to each facility. Right now it may not be ideal but in the future this could be lifechanging for some. I'm excited about what this could become!
Brienne Cunniff
06:06:11
what about nursing homes?
Evelyn Mosed
06:06:31
Excellent program!
Bethany Shinkle
06:06:36
my past building did this with the local college and the residents loved it!! it was some else other than me interacting with them.
Catherine Schwalbe
06:06:48
Some viewers may not fully understand an Artist is Residence concept.
Kristen Whiteley
06:07:31
I know of one facility in Md. that will allow a student to stay and live in the facility. They have allowed a student musician to have free room and board provided they play a certain amount of hours a week.
Shana Brown
06:07:58
Is this used with all levels of senior care?
joan Cullinane
06:07:59
hey all drama and art and music therapy programs in your community will have students who need internships.
Catherine Schwalbe
06:08:02
Cool, @Kristen Whiteley!
Anne Basting
06:08:20
Yes, there are an increasing number of care communities that offer room and board to students for various services. Judson in Cleveland offers room and board for graduate student musicians.
Shana Brown
06:08:27
therapy students even need practicum sights
Laurie Shapleigh
06:08:41
story telling can be done room to room, this is would be one heck of a story!!
Anne Basting
06:08:44
The SAIR model is built on community building techniques.
Kristen Whiteley
06:08:45
But let's face it. Free room and board for a year is money lost to facilities.
joan Cullinane
06:08:59
oh no, why are the theatre students enacting it? Why don't the people who write it do it.?
Sharon Parver
06:09:03
There are stories in the popular press o students living in communities. Google 'students living in retirement communities" "Students living in assisted living", etc.
Anne Basting
06:09:34
Yes - not all facilities do room and board - it is too precious a resource for them. But those that do find the program invaluable. The students offer community and intergenerational connection .
Heather Allen
06:10:08
So beautiful.
Karon McDonald
06:10:10
Would be wonderful for our SNF, but …
Jean Garver
06:10:13
And they don’t want to fund the arts - it’s what helps to make our lives worth living!!
Elaine Chamard
06:10:22
This is wonderful!
sarah leslie
06:10:49
I agree SNF would greatly benefit if possible
Ivone May
06:10:55
are we still on session 5 ive been listening. but had to pass out ice cream on the halls
Sharon Parver
06:10:56
There are colleges partnering with communities to offer room and board for students in exchange for music performance, various jobs and programming. Google is your friend.
Cory Shondell
06:11:19
yes. still session 5
Ivone May
06:11:29
thank you
Rosanna Wooldridge
06:11:54
my eyes hurt,lol
Meaghan McMahon
06:12:25
Info@timeslips.org
Karon McDonald
06:12:26
Rosanna, LOL!
Cory Shondell
06:12:34
Anyone else agree that activities is the greatest job in the world?
Sara Lopez
06:12:53
i agree Cory
Angelina Torrieri
06:12:53
YES
Maureen Bluemke
06:13:03
Yes
Sara Lopez
06:13:03
<3
Joyce Quintrell
06:13:05
Yes!
Shana Brown
06:14:01
are students required to live on site?
Karon McDonald
06:14:40
Medicaid and Medicare will pay for this with a Waiver??
debfu
06:15:04
I agree with you Cory we are the best
Cory Shondell
06:15:14
:)
Karon McDonald
06:15:17
Shana, good question!
Rosanna Wooldridge
06:15:20
i love my job
Leanne Back
06:15:22
what is the bingo work for this session?
Julie Echon
06:15:24
101% ;)
Karon McDonald
06:15:35
ARE
Stephanie Hensle
06:15:36
i wish i felt like the best with all this crazy.
Melanie Wallen
06:15:40
yup!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephanie Hensle
06:15:44
I felt like it before though
Karon McDonald
06:15:51
(Bingo word)
Cory Shondell
06:16:28
AMEN!!!!!
Jessica Liekhus
06:16:37
AMEN!
Theresa Hart
06:16:37
We need to change our view of ourselves. We are making an impact. We need to encompass everyone in our car: elder, families and staff.
Leanne Back
06:16:47
thank you what is the bingo word for 4? I have 1- We, 2- Believe, 3- Old, 4- ? (which I thought was are) and 5- are
Theresa Hart
06:16:48
Care, not car
Stephanie Hensle
06:16:50
truly
Danelle Goerzen
06:16:59
well said, Theresa!
Jean Garver
06:17:13
Is there a program like this for people to visit folks in their home - getting assignment - this would be a wonderful thing for retired activities workers who miss that work and have all that experience.
Theresa Hart
06:17:20
@Danelle Thank you.
Evy Wright
06:17:20
If you are not familiar, look up what a Child Life Specialist does in a hospital. Also not billable. So much change needed!
Cory Shondell
06:17:24
it's unfortunate that what matters in our society is value not values
Janet Runyon
06:17:44
right??
Jessica Liekhus
06:17:56
That is surprising that Child Life is not billable...crazy system
Melanie Wallen
06:18:10
I think we as Activity Professionals VALUE and LOVE what we do, how we impact the lives of others......IT IS THE OTHERS IN A COMMUNITY THAT NEED TO REALIZE OUT WORTH AND VALUE!!!!!
Evy Wright
06:18:14
Yes, and one of the reasons they are we are so underpaid.
Jean Garver
06:18:17
Well said!
debfu
06:18:23
4-people 5- are
Theresa Hart
06:18:23
If we got paid for our worth, we would be rich in cash instead of rich in job satisfaction.
Stephanie Hensle
06:18:25
yes! exactly
Melanie Wallen
06:18:33
PREACH!
Deborah Bailey
06:18:44
@JeanGarver to my knowledge there are very FEW resources for people caregiving at home. I gave a seminar on activities for home caregivers for this reason. Lots of education needed in this demographics.
Leanne Back
06:18:47
thank you
Maureen Bluemke
06:18:50
very well said!
Cory Shondell
06:18:56
i'm rich just not with money, with blessings
Theresa Hart
06:19:20
We are the glue that keeps our communities together.
Melanie Wallen
06:19:30
Of course the Second Paycheck is why we all do what we do! I just would appreciate being Appreciated!
Cory Shondell
06:19:31
^^^^^^^ THIS
Theresa Hart
06:19:33
We bring everyone together.
joan Cullinane
06:19:40
hmn dying alone is not my worst nightmare. No one is coming with me!
Jean Garver
06:19:58
Our jobs are considered easy and just play - we are the lowest on the ladder at work - so much needs to change!
Kathleen Santiago
06:20:15
Thank you Katie and Anne!
Anne Basting
06:20:16
Guiding play is tremendously hard work.
Cory Shondell
06:20:18
100 % JEAN!!!!
Stephanie Hensle
06:20:21
always feel that way..
Karon McDonald
06:20:23
I totally; agree Jean!
Theresa Hart
06:20:23
Yet if we don't do our job, there are a lot of complaints.
Sara Lopez
06:20:26
Our love for our residents and our love for our job is why we are all so blessed
Melanie Wallen
06:20:35
People DO NOT realize how hared it really is!
Janet Runyon
06:20:36
I hate when people say we're lucky to work as a party planner!
Theresa Hart
06:20:38
@sara so true
Danelle Goerzen
06:20:39
A big job. and SUCH an essential one! Keep it up. Keep on giving. The blessings will be on-going.
Karon McDonald
06:20:43
True too Sara!
Joyce Quintrell
06:20:52
Thank You Anne and Katie!
Maureen Bluemke
06:21:00
@sara that is so true
Cory Shondell
06:21:10
thank you for your presentations
Melanie Wallen
06:21:11
The HAPPY MEDIUM!!!!!
Kristen Whiteley
06:21:18
What's interesting is while they say how easy our job is, no one else wants to do it!
Michelle Pooler
06:21:22
On my worst days, I feel like our jobs are celebrated for the brochure but we're not taken seriously as professionals. I'm so glad to be amongst y'all!
Angelina Torrieri
06:21:32
my frustration is that we are an essential and required component, yet I have NO support from my organization and a $0.00 budget
Deborah Parry
06:21:34
Not all ALL
Cindy Franklin
06:21:34
nice presentation on great program!
Jean Garver
06:21:38
Where did the origin of the name Timeslips come from?
Melanie Wallen
06:21:42
So True Kristen!!!!!
Katie Avila Loughmiller
06:21:46
Thank you all for having us! And thank YOU for all the amazing hard work you do :)
Maureen Bluemke
06:21:51
Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation
Stephanie Hensle
06:21:59
Thank you katie
Melanie Wallen
06:22:12
Yes angelina! You are not alone!
Heather Allen
06:22:14
Thank you guys!
John Collins
06:22:18
thanks for a great program
Sherry Newcome,ADC,CDP,CADDCT,CDCM
06:22:18
From-Sherry Great Presentation.. Thank you!!
Melanie Wallen
06:22:24
To you all thank you for the validation !
Deborah Parry
06:22:45
We have the residents for more time than any other person in the building. Yet our observations and concerns raised to nursing are discounted, which really is sad.
John Collins
06:23:00
where can we get your recent book?
Melanie Wallen
06:23:02
OMG! Yes Deborah!
joan Cullinane
06:23:04
thank you for addressing the cost issue.
Erica Green
06:23:13
what was the word for session 6
Dina Giannet
06:23:14
Thank you, ladies, for the meaningful presentation.