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Life Enrichment Associate From Pennsylvania, United States

About Sonia: I am a visual artist who also work as a life enrichment associate in the Personal Care residence of a Retirement community.

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Sonia 19th Dec 2016 Life Enrichment Associate


I have worked as a volunteer with a group called Art Goes to School for the past 15 years and have bought our program into the senior community where I work. Basically I bring in no more than 3 24x28 mounted posters of work by three different artists. Using the Socratic a walk around the room with a poster so every one gets a good look and then ask what did you see? This get everyone engaged. We discuss different elements in the work, materials used, info on the artist and time period etc. then I do the same thing with the other 2 and compare. It is always a lively discussion, with lots of interesting opinions. Your group will really enjoy it!
Sonia 19th Dec 2016 Life Enrichment Associate


We do some fill in the blank nursery rhymes, jokes, who am I. Sometimes I play a cd they haven't heard in a while. Looking at magazines or "coffee table books" is also good.
Sonia 18th Oct 2016 Life Enrichment Associate

Fun Riddle 27

I do one of theses every Sunday after chair exercises. I write the riddle on the white board and then list all the words. This way everyone participates and they always get a kick out of the answers at the end.