#ActivitiesStrong Virtual Summit - Shared screen with speaker view
Thank you for the great sessions. I have to leave. I hope to get the later sessions. Sorry to miss this one.
Why is the activity department the most well rounded department in nursing facilities? Because we don't cut corners!!
1,500+ smart and more educated professionals here!
Is it just my screen, or is everything HUGE?
Susan its just your screen, you might of zoomed in on accident
didn't get the bingo word. Can someone share please
Bingo word is ARE
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.
If we can facilitate strong bonds between the elder and their families and caregivers, we have done our job!
So this is like drama therapy, art therapy, music therapy but requires less training?
Legacy Letter Writing - a shared experience between students and elders. A profound intergenerational experience.
Can't call it "therapy" unless you are certified?
wow this is truly incredible!
It may be the internet connection on Katie’s end
It has therapeutic benefits. It is community building through the arts.
Biographies are just the beginning!
They can use the bios to create art that can be a legacy gift.
STUDENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
What does SAIR stand for again
All of these art projects can be done in individual rooms as well.
i love these projects
CEU credit is given for those who join for a full session, up to 6 sessions total @Mecayla
these are so cool!!
wow these are such great ideas.
Great resident art project
Student Artist In Residence = SAIR
This art project would get around the previous conversation about not being allowed to display residents' art.
And of course wipe off the Keys when done! :)
I LOVE THESE!!
Looks way cool
The students bring so much…
What a great concept!
SAIR: Student Artist in Residence program
That is a great project idea!
It would be great to have the time to be able to do some of these.
such an inspiration!!
As a bird lover and owner, I just LOVE this one!
We must partner up with our local schools!
we did that bird seed craft once! it was great! the residents (and the birds) loved it!
TimeSlips will have a whole support section on line for campuses to learn this program.
Thank you. There is a Therapeutic Recreation program at a local school here.
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)
hi i jist realized i didnt write down the code from the 11:00 session
For those who have complained that their admin thinks their elder’s art is “childish” - these ideas help with that.
@MMHNCC College students become residents.
My good friend does art with residents with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Momemsofmemory.org (For inspiration), if anyone wishes to peruse the site.
i did a sip and paint party for our residents (with them). they loved it and we had a gallery wine and cheese night.
I don't think an admin should ever complain about a resident's art. just saying
residents art should always be embraced
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
thank you for sharing @karon
Ask if you could display art on the OUTSIDE Of the windows.
@Anne We did the same. Our project was a two parter, one side by elder, one side by staff.
They are displayed througout the home.
Also, "childish" art can be more "attractive" if mounted and displayed maturely. i can't believe they told you that :(
M. Celeste Chase
it should be more of a focus on the process rather than the perfection of the final product
If you can BALANCE process and product, that is key… it CAN be beautiful and emerge from them - many ways to do this.
Wrapping is wonderful! These are fantastic!
M. Celeste Chase
so I would disagree - about the need to balance this particular form of creativity
yes process! not product. Remember that it should be easy but challenging. Some people can engage for 5 minutes, some can go longer
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
LOVE mobiles, wrapping sticks. The movement alone is powerful
M. Celeste Chase
what makes it therapeutic is the freedom about it
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.
sounds like they don't need to be apart of that facility anymore
I’m a champion / defender of product… if you work with artists who can collaborate, the products can be truly magical and powerful.
We need to be advocates and teachers. Advocate for our elders and teach our staff.
M. Celeste Chase
they are magical and empowering to the person that made them
I love the drive by museum!
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.
I agree Theresa Hart!!!
Do SAIR get a stipend?
Knowing the process and the struggles it took to get to the final product helps to put things in persepective.
M. Celeste Chase
the succes is in the engagement and joy that the process allows
SAIRs get room and board for a year. A HUGE benefit for them.
Some get a small stipend.
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
unfortunately a lot of admins cant see the work that goes in and and the satisfaction alone most residents get from participating
M. Celeste Chase
when children are told to stay within the lines when coloring - that stiffles them
Loved it " .....a living being that teaches in its flaws and surprises"
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.
Neat. But wow, never again so close to each other will our residents be or us!
yes the process and performance can be life changing but if something goes awry, that's all some folks see.
M. Celeste Chase
if it doesn't look the way it was intended - does that matter more than the fact that they engaged in the process?
Why is the activity department the most well-rounded department in nursing facilities? Because we don't cut corners!
we make holiday cards for the Red Cross Holiday mail for Heroes
I am a little confused by this presentation, are we being sold a program that could just be done in collaboration with local students?
Cookies for ambulance drivers who show up daily
me too. It is a great idea but can't afford much right now
THIS IS FREE
Were trying to improve our reputation within the community. Chili for the police department?
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.
They won't be allowed to come in anymore.
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.
With Covid-19, things are different now
Very much so1
They become stFF?
SNF aren’t allowed to have any visitors at this time...😔
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!
what about nursing homes?
my past building did this with the local college and the residents loved it!! it was some else other than me interacting with them.
Some viewers may not fully understand an Artist is Residence concept.
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.
Is this used with all levels of senior care?
hey all drama and art and music therapy programs in your community will have students who need internships.
Cool, @Kristen Whiteley!
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.
therapy students even need practicum sights
story telling can be done room to room, this is would be one heck of a story!!
The SAIR model is built on community building techniques.
But let's face it. Free room and board for a year is money lost to facilities.
oh no, why are the theatre students enacting it? Why don't the people who write it do it.?
There are stories in the popular press o students living in communities. Google 'students living in retirement communities" "Students living in assisted living", etc.
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 .
Would be wonderful for our SNF, but …
And they don’t want to fund the arts - it’s what helps to make our lives worth living!!
This is wonderful!
I agree SNF would greatly benefit if possible
are we still on session 5 ive been listening. but had to pass out ice cream on the halls
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.
yes. still session 5
my eyes hurt,lol
Anyone else agree that activities is the greatest job in the world?
i agree Cory
are students required to live on site?
Medicaid and Medicare will pay for this with a Waiver??
I agree with you Cory we are the best
Shana, good question!
i love my job
what is the bingo work for this session?
i wish i felt like the best with all this crazy.
I felt like it before though
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.
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
Care, not car
well said, Theresa!
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.
@Danelle Thank you.
If you are not familiar, look up what a Child Life Specialist does in a hospital. Also not billable. So much change needed!
it's unfortunate that what matters in our society is value not values
That is surprising that Child Life is not billable...crazy system
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!!!!!
Yes, and one of the reasons they are we are so underpaid.
4-people 5- are
If we got paid for our worth, we would be rich in cash instead of rich in job satisfaction.
@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.
very well said!
i'm rich just not with money, with blessings
We are the glue that keeps our communities together.
Of course the Second Paycheck is why we all do what we do! I just would appreciate being Appreciated!
We bring everyone together.
hmn dying alone is not my worst nightmare. No one is coming with me!
Our jobs are considered easy and just play - we are the lowest on the ladder at work - so much needs to change!
Thank you Katie and Anne!
Guiding play is tremendously hard work.
100 % JEAN!!!!
always feel that way..
I totally; agree Jean!
Yet if we don't do our job, there are a lot of complaints.
Our love for our residents and our love for our job is why we are all so blessed
People DO NOT realize how hared it really is!
I hate when people say we're lucky to work as a party planner!
@sara so true
A big job. and SUCH an essential one! Keep it up. Keep on giving. The blessings will be on-going.
True too Sara!
Thank You Anne and Katie!
@sara that is so true
thank you for your presentations
The HAPPY MEDIUM!!!!!
What's interesting is while they say how easy our job is, no one else wants to do it!
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!
my frustration is that we are an essential and required component, yet I have NO support from my organization and a $0.00 budget
Not all ALL
nice presentation on great program!
Where did the origin of the name Timeslips come from?
So True Kristen!!!!!
Katie Avila Loughmiller
Thank you all for having us! And thank YOU for all the amazing hard work you do :)
Thank you so much for a wonderful presentation
Thank you katie
Yes angelina! You are not alone!
Thank you guys!
thanks for a great program
From-Sherry Great Presentation.. Thank you!!
To you all thank you for the validation !
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.
where can we get your recent book?
OMG! Yes Deborah!
thank you for addressing the cost issue.
what was the word for session 6
Thank you, ladies, for the meaningful presentation.