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#1 tiffanylhenderson



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 02:14 PM

Hello, my name is Tiffany and I am from the MEPAP1-OWNPACE course. A great activity I've found works with my memory care residents stems from my lessons in creative writing. I had a teacher that asked us to imagine how different writing forms are when writing in the voice of a child, teenager or adult. To do this, we had to take a trip down memory lane and write or draw a outline of our neighborhood, the place we grew up and where we remembered most of our lives were spent. We had to think about how our house looked, smell, who were our neighbors, how the different seasons were, etc. I remembered this being an fun activity and decided to adapt it with my residents. I had them think back to when they were little and asked them to describe out loud what their neighborhood looked like and who was around. I t brought back so many fun memories for them and one gentleman even remarked upon seeing his brother being born in the house compared to hospitals today. There were stories of when they first met their husbands/wives and special traditions. It was a fun activity! Next time, I may get the more creative ones to try to draw out some buildings and label them.

Edited by tiffanylhenderson, 02 April 2018 - 02:15 PM.

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#2 terrylk



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 10:09 AM

What a wonderful idea! May I use this? I will give credits to you for the idea. Love this and think it would work great for my workplace.