I’m neck deep in thinking about “activities” now as I prepare for the Center on Age & Community’s (which I direct) Next Step Think Tank.
Artist David Greenberger and musician Paul Cebar
This year, we’re gathering leaders in the arts, education, aging services, and media and technology, as well as students and family caregivers to think about “How can we radically transform activities in long term care?”
Over the two days, we aim to 1) describe what we’d like activities to be like – for those living in individual homes or in group settings; 2) enchant or enliven a dozen or more “recommended” activities according to our own description of what activities should be like; 3) identify why activities aren’t working or aren’t accessible now; 4) imagine ways to help them work.
And dare we imagine a better word than “Activity?”…….