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The Power of Short Stories

Comfort and Familiarity, Who Knew? We certainly had no idea when we began introducing short stories into our Lifelong Learning program of the power contained within ten short pages. Is it the pleasant and often theatrical sound of the reader’s voice or the sense of...

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Connecting the Old with the New

Think about this: what would happen if persons living with dementia were offered an age-appropriate program that enables them to associate their past lives with the present? We know that many older adults have led wonderful and full lives. Blending Lifelong Learning...

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Lifelong Learning = Positive Experiences

“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.” John Adams, President of the United States. While I would never describe an “old mind” as an “old horse,” I think we all understand what President Adams had in mind when...

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Lillian’s Legacy Project

Imagine a woman, Lillian, with short white hair sitting at a table with a paintbrush in her hand working on completing a painting. She sometimes needs to be gently reminded of what to do next, and she might even need some physical cues, but she’s smiling. Lillian is...

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Interview with Sherri Friend

What? No Bingo? Interview with Sherri Friend, President, and CEO at Oakwood Creative Care Q: Describe Oakwood Creative Care Day Clubs, tell us who you serve. A: We offer Day Clubs specializing in treatment beyond the traditional care model. Our innovative...

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Lifelong Learning for the Memory Café

How does a lifelong learning program fit in a Memory Care setting? Whether it is Dementia Friendly Tempe, a Senior Day Center, or a senior adult living community for memory care, organizations across the US are using lifelong learning classes to generate enthusiasm...

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A New Commitment to Memory Care

Resource Center > Research & Outcome > A New Commitment to Memory Care Oakwood Creative Care™ & ALLE Learning™ have partnered for the past five years in the research and development of a new and innovative memory care engagement program, EngAGE...

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Please Join Our Choir!

Resource Center > Support Resources > Please Join Our Choir Recently, music has grown in popularity as a method of non-pharmacological treatment for persons with dementia. This is something that we have implemented in all of our programs because participants...

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