[CT Birds] HAS Monthly Meeting - Jan. 14, Tuesday - Ken Elkins, Bird Tales

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jan 9 19:44:48 EST 2014

7:00 PM – Refreshments
7:30 PM – Regular Meeting
St. James's  Episcopal Church,
1018 Farmington Ave, West Hartford
Bird tales- Using Birds with Dementia  Patients
Ken Elkins, Education Program Manager at the Bent of the River Audubon  Center in Southbury, will give a presentation on the "Bird Tales" program  he developed with Randy Griffin, Dementia Care Specialist.  The program  uses multisensory stimulation and the natural outdoor world of birds to  help people living with dementia to interact with their environment and  share a meaningful experience with others.  Observing birds through sight,  sound, smell and touch can encourage family interactions, even in elders  with advanced dementia, and lift their mood for the rest of the day!  Ken  will share a short video about the program and explain how it was created,  its success so far, and how you might be able to get involved and share it  with  family members or friends who live in a long- term care facility.

Sara Zagorski

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