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Mama (2000). For professionals and consumers, this Academy Award
winning story captures the essence of one grandmother's struggle to raise
her orphaned grandson. The 40-minute video includes an on-line
discussion guide with key facts, additional information and specially
developed questions to provide context and facilitate productive group
discussion following screenings of Big Mama. The video and discussion
guide are geared toward professional staffs, university programs, and
grandparent support groups. Resolution Inc./California Newsreel.
Can't Draw A Straight Line: Bringing Art into the Lives of Older Adults
(1997). For professionals and consumers, this art education resource
is customized to the needs and interests of older adults. It contains
a wealth of fully developed lessons to make teaching art easy for you,
and learning art fun for older adults. Three separate lesson tracks begin
with the basic elements of art - how to use line, shape, and pattern -
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and space. Older adults can improve their artistic abilities as they enjoy
working in a variety of media, form markers to watercolor to mixed media.
Professionals Press. (888) 337-8808.
Enough to Know Better (2000). For consumers, this video
shows the struggles and personal gains experienced by a group of individuals
(both students and professors), who, in a culture that values youth over
old age, have chosen to go back to school and take control of their lives.
58 minutes. First Run/Icarus Films. (800) 876-1710.
of Well Being. For professionals, this quality of life
symptoms, mobility, physical activity and social activity. Scores can
into economic evaluation for cost-effectiveness studies or quality of
years. American Thoracic Society.
You Want to Live in Your Own Home Longer. For consumers, this
brochure describes 6 steps on how to live well in your own home.
You are invited to copy the text of this brochure and make it available
to seniors. Feel free to add your own local contacts! If you wish to adapt
it for your organization, we ask that you either obtain permission to
use our Senior Friendly logo or remove it. Senior Friendly Initiative,
Dietitians of Canada. (416) 596-0857.
Arts/Fitness Quality of Life Activities Program (April 1998). For
professionals, this program does it all - art, dance, drama, and
fitness activities - and is still flexible enough to be used in any setting:
nursing facility, senior center, adult day care center, or group home.
Included are: tips for facilitators, adaptations for varying abilities,
activity supply lists, and seasonal/holiday activities. Nearly 150 activities
are presented in a 12-month calendar. Health
for An Accessible Society. For professionals and consumers, this
Center, funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation
Research, focuses public attention on disability and independent living
issues. The Center is a project of Exploding Myths, Inc. a media enterprise
company. (619) 232-2727.
Uses of Music with Older Adults (1996). For professionals,this book
shows you how music can be used to: decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety,
insomnia; help in rehabilitating people with aging-related diseases; stimulate
emotions and movement; and manage pain.
Press. (888) 337-8808.
to Choose. For consumers, this book will guide anyone
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information on lifestyle, healthy aging and access to social services
that have proven to help seniors live as independently as they want as
long as they can, free from hospitals and nursing homes.The Wisdom To
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