Story Writing in a Nursing Home

However , I had benches to sleep on and I knew that there were “ facilities ” . ... And , thoughts of maple sugar just about always bring to my mind the first time I ever 86 Story Writing in a Nursing Home : A Patchwork ...

Author: Martha Tyler John

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560240989

Category: Social Science

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Based on the belief that older people have good stories to tell, Story Writing in a Nursing Home was developed as part of a volunteer teaching service to a nursing home. Graduate students who were learning to teach this special population conducted story writing activities with older adults and found that even the frail elderly who are confined to nursing centers provided a unique perspective about events that emphasize the lasting verities in life. The information, memories, and humor the elderly see in situations is worth recording. In addition, Story Writing in a Nursing Home emphasizes the way to develop the mental stimulation that is so important for physical well being. This sensitive and insightful book provides a lesson plan outline and the type of content that was used as an example. It also provides a running commentary in the form of a diary that tells how to begin a teaching program for nursing center residents. Students and professionals interested in implementing a similar program can use these ideas for planning and for organizing the use of student help to better serve the population.
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Story Writing in a Nursing Home

MATCH THE THEME A. Use cultural art B. Use objects that are natural In separate lessons, we covered topics dealing with writing stories about historic events, adventure stories and life's experiences. The elderly were given roomwork ...

Author: Martha A John

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317717614

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Based on the belief that older people have good stories to tell, Story Writing in a Nursing Home was developed as part of a volunteer teaching service to a nursing home. Graduate students who were learning to teach this special population conducted story writing activities with older adults and found that even the frail elderly who are confined to nursing centers provided a unique perspective about events that emphasize the lasting verities in life. The idea of a patchwork was derived from one of the lessons taught and was suggested by one of the older participants who said, “We’re sort of like a patchwork quilt.” The information, memories, and humor the elderly see in situations is worth recording. In addition, Story Writing in a Nursing Home emphasizes the way to develop the mental stimulation that is so important for physical well being. This sensitive and insightful book provides a lesson plan outline and the type of content that was used as an example. It also provides a running commentary in the form of a diary that tells how to begin a teaching program for nursing center residents. Students and professionals interested in implementing a similar program can use these ideas for planning and for organizing the use of student help to better serve the population. Fascinating reading, this book includes stories by frail elderly people, lesson plans, tips on working with administrators in a nursing center, and reasons for providing instruction. Teachers, volunteers, librarians, gerontology/sociology students, and others concerned with the well-being of the elderly will refer often to this instructive volume.
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Story Writing

Who Publishes Children's Stories ? 1 1 . Publishing For many children , publishing is the stage of the writing process that makes it all worthwhile . ... Deliver students ' illustrated stories to a nursing home or children's hospital .

Author: Karen Kellaher

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439288436

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Teaches how to develop a plot, setting, and characters, use details, and more.
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Creative Writing in the Community

The idea of “poetry field trips” does not imply that creative writing cannot happen in the classroom, ... San Francisco and teaches poetry workshops for nursing home residents with the IOA's Center for Elders Youth and the Arts program.

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441197726

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.
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Writers Have No Age

Creative Writing for Older Adults Lenore M. Coberly, Jeri McCormick, Karen Updike. THE. HAWORTH. PRESS. Titles of Related Interest Story Writing in a Nursing Home: A Patchwork ofMemories edited by Martha Tyler John From Deep Within: ...

Author: Lenore M. Coberly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780789024688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 114

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Writers Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults, Second Edition is a book for writers by writers. Unlike the first edition, which was aimed at teachers of writing, this edition is aimed at writers themselves. This book will help older writers value themselves and their potential, and increase the pleasure and satisfaction found in writing. It provides both information and inspiration gained from the authors' own writing lives and from observation of their students that will help boost writing confidence. Write your way to success—at any age! “We who come to writing do not have to be convinced that there are rewards in store for us. We sense good things ahead and believe in writing's benefits.” “In this book we have put together some of our own best writing and teaching ideas to help you enjoy the re-creation and stimulation of writing, whatever your age.” “Older writers though we are, we do get better at it all the time.” —the authors This book combines personal accounts of the authors' writing experiences as well as writing instruction and information. It contains numerous writing exercises and assignments to get you started and techniques to keep you at it. It also includes sections that cover all types of writing, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Marketing resources for writers who wish to be published are included. In Writers Have No Age, you will find: authors' personal anecdotes—from disappointment to success writing exercises and techniques marketing resources and mediums for writers an editing checklist a list of books and periodicals to help hone writing skills suggestions on teaching or volunteering in nursing homes and much more! Writers Have No Age is a valuable tool for anyone in (or just getting started in) the writing field. Not only will this book help beginners sharpen their writing skills, but it will also help those who have written professionally or personally to reach a wider audience. Add this book to your collection today, and write your way to success!
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Writers Have No Age

Creative Writing for Older Adults, Second Edition Karen Updike, Jeri Mccormick, Lenore Mccomas Coberly. THE. HAWORTH. PRESS. Titles of Related Interest Story Writing in a Nursing Home: A Patchwork ofMemories edited by Martha Tyler John ...

Author: Karen Updike

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136424151

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Writers Have No Age: Creative Writing for Older Adults, Second Edition is a book for writers by writers. Unlike the first edition, which was aimed at teachers of writing, this edition is aimed at writers themselves. This book will help older writers value themselves and their potential, and increase the pleasure and satisfaction found in writing. It provides both information and inspiration gained from the authors’ own writing lives and from observation of their students that will help boost writing confidence. Write your way to success—at any age! “We who come to writing do not have to be convinced that there are rewards in store for us. We sense good things ahead and believe in writing’s benefits.” “In this book we have put together some of our own best writing and teaching ideas to help you enjoy the re-creation and stimulation of writing, whatever your age.” “Older writers though we are, we do get better at it all the time.” —the authors This book combines personal accounts of the authors’ writing experiences as well as writing instruction and information. It contains numerous writing exercises and assignments to get you started and techniques to keep you at it. It also includes sections that cover all types of writing, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Marketing resources for writers who wish to be published are included. In Writers Have No Age, you will find: authors’ personal anecdotes—from disappointment to success writing exercises and techniques marketing resources and mediums for writers an editing checklist a list of books and periodicals to help hone writing skills suggestions on teaching or volunteering in nursing homes and much more! Writers Have No Age is a valuable tool for anyone in (or just getting started in) the writing field. Not only will this book help beginners sharpen their writing skills, but it will also help those who have written professionally or personally to reach a wider audience. Add this book to your collection today, and write your way to success!
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Ageing in a Nursing Home

Many of the stories in this book are anecdotes drawn from the lived experience of staff and residents of a Melbourne nursing home, where I spent 12 challenging and satisfying years as director of nursing/manager.

Author: Rosalie Hudson

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030982676

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Creative Arts Based Research in Aged Care

Lessons learned: Staff perceptions of the Nintendo Wii as a health promotion tool within an aged-care and disability service. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21 (3), 189–195. John, M. (2014). Story writing in a nursing home: A ...

Author: Evonne Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000373950

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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This timely book explores what it is like to live in an aged care home: the expectations that new residents and their families enter with, their relationships with fellow residents and formal caregivers, and how they approach, in different ways, the reality that this place is where they will die. Creative Arts-Based Research in Aged Care draws on an immersive semi-longitudinal four-year study and purposely privileges the voices and perspective of older residents. Using creative arts-based qualitative research methods, specifically participatory photography and research poetry, it demonstrates the experience of contemporary aged care from the perspective of those who matter most: older residents. Divided into three parts covering entering residential aged care, daily life in aged care and dying in aged care, the book stimulates debate and discussion about current practice, and the future of aged care in the context of rapid population ageing and care automation. It is essential reading for all scholars and students working in the fields of gerontology, social work, psychology, design, and nursing, particularly those tasked with redesigning aged care in the twenty-first century.
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Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

For the last three years , as a requirement in my introduction to creative writing course , my students have planned and implemented weekly activities for residents of a nearby nursing home , most of whom suffer from ADRD .

Author: Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Power and Identity In the Creative Writing Classroom remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. This collection critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres and builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity. A long-needed reflection, this book shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.
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Family Stories and the Life Course

Story writing in a nursing home:Apatchwork ofmemories. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. ]uncos-Rabadan, O. (1996). Narrative speech in the elderly: Effects of age and education on telling stories. International journal of Behavioral ...

Author: Michael W. Pratt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135632472

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 450

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This edited book draws from work that focuses on the act of telling family stories, as well as their content and structure. The process of telling family stories is linked to central aspects of development, including language acquisition, affect regulation, and family interaction patterns. This book extends across traditional developmental psychology, personality theory, and family studies. Drawing broadly on the epigenetic framework for individual development articulated by Erik Erikson, as well as on conceptions of the family life cycle, the editors bring together contemporary examples of psychological research on family stories and their implications for development and change at different points in the life course. The book is divided into sections that focus on family stories at different points in the life cycle, from early childhood and the beginnings of narrative skill, through adolescence, young adulthood, midlife, and then mature adulthood and its intergenerational meaning. During each of these periods of the life cycle, research focusing on individual development within an Eriksonian framework of ego strengths and virtues is highlighted. The dynamic role of family stories is also featured here, with work exploring the links between family process, intergenerational attachment, and storytelling. Sociocultural theories that emphasize how such development is situated in the wider cultural context are also featured in several chapters. This broad lifespan developmental focus serves to integrate the exciting diversity of this work and foster further questions and research in the emerging field of family narrative. The book is intended primarily for researchers and advanced-level students in the fields of developmental and personality psychology, as well as those in family studies and in gerontology. It may also be of interest to those in the helping professions who are concerned with family therapy and family issues, and may--due to its content and illustrative material--have appeal to a wider market of the lay public. The chapters are written in a readily accessible style and the analyses are presented in a fairly non-technical way. Because family stories are charted across the lifespan, it would be a suitable companion book to a more traditional lifespan textbook in certain courses.
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