A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging, Revised Edition
198 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, 21 Illustrations
Changing Seasons: A Language Arts Curriculum for Healthy Aging is a language-based, interdisciplinary program that increases interaction and communication skills among older adults. Featuring simple step-by-step lesson plans and interactive activities, Changing Seasons is a practical guide for caregivers and health care professionals to ensure individuals sustain their quality of life as they age. Each activity reveals new, creative, and fun ways to encourage individuals to speak, think, and write, sparking imagination and engagement with others. This new revised edition recognizes the growing importance of technology in communication, and incorporates many lessons learned during pandemic isolation, as communication was often limited to screens. Included is a new chapter that incorporates eight lessons on utilizing videoconferencing platforms. Though technology may evolve, communication will remain key to a sense of community and companionship—whether in person or online. Changing Seasons provides a roadmap to promoting meaningful interactions.
Praise for the First Edition: "This book offers educators, administrators, and caregivers an array of activities that can improve language and thinking skills of older adults through participation in engaging activities and lessons that encourage active involvement. Creating a language-rich environment may assist older adults in establishing and maintaining friendships and can enhance well-being through healthy practices. This curriculum is a great resource for anyone implementing educational and recreational programming for older adults." —Lourdes R. Guerrero, EdD, MSW, UCLA Geriatric