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   Two Events that support and help to change the way the world see and reacts to Alzheimer's/ Dementia... Oregon Activity Professionals support these programs and is pleased to provide a platform where this type of information can be shared. Hope you will consider supporting and attending these venues.


THE LONGEST DAY... annual Fund Raiser to Beat Alzheimer's Disease.

For the last 3 years, Curtis Cooper has been running a FUND RAISER for Alzheimer's on the Longest Day of the Year. This is a worthwhile and fun event. I encourage you to attend. Enjoy a variety of instruments, drums, meet people who share this common cause and raise money for the Alzheimer's..... Last year Curtis's efforts raised over a 1000.00.... Lets beat that this year. Below is a personal invitation from Curtis Cooper:


Dear Friends and Family, 


You know I'm passionate about the fight against Alzheimer's disease and about drumming & music. That's why I want to tell you that this June, I'll be leading a Drum Circle on The Longest Day® to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association.


The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day the Alzheimer's Association calls on everyone to fight Alzheimer's disease by raising funds and awareness for care, support and research.


By supporting me as I "Beat Alzheimer's" on The Longest Day, we can stand up to the darkness of Alzheimer's.

There are two ways you can help:
1) Make a donation.... or

2) Join my team and help me raise even more! 

     You will be able to post on Facebook and other social media,

      helping us raise so much more with the help of your friends.

Can I count on you to join my team, or help by making a donation?


Please visit my fundraising page and give today.

Thank you!
Curtis Cooper

My page: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=13035&pg=personal&px=11830192





This FREE training event with Washington County Aging Agency is open to all Activity Directors and Life Enrichment Directors.   


Also, we are hoping to connect with Care Communities and Activity Directors to invite memory care groups to attend a free program with Timeslips and dessert reception at the Beaverton City Library on March 13th.  Would you have any way of helping us connect with some care communities in the area who might be interested?  Thank you so much and please let me know if you have questions.



Washington County’s Committee on Loneliness and Isolation cordially invites you to participate in a free training event with Timeslips™ Creative Engagement. We’ve invited Timeslips™ Master Trainers to Oregon to help us in our mission to reimagine our attitude towards aging and to help combat the negative community health impacts of loneliness and isolation. We’re inviting you especially because of your creativity, your to dedication to engagement with older adults, and your connection to community. There is more information below, but please reach out if you have any questions.  Thank you and have a great weekend!



What is Age-friendly Creative Engagement?


How do you start a conversation with an older person in your community? How would you connect with someone who is experiencing memory loss and dementia? How do you find moments of joy as a caregiver? Learn about Timeslips™, a nationally-recognized program of creative engagement that teaches non-judgmental communication, validation, and the art of asking beautiful questions and Storytelling.  Learn more and watch a short video here: www.timeslips.org.




1.       Creative Communities of Care: Full day facilitator training and train-the-trainer for aging service providers and organizations


What should you expect?


·         To learn and practice creative engagement techniques and meaningful communication/conversation skills


·         Be inspired to connect with intergenerational and older audiences at work, at home, and in the community


·         Get ideas for innovative programs, projects and approaches to older adult programming


Friday March 13th, 10:00-4:30pm, Beaverton City Library, Beaverton, OR


Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/87835284701 – space is limited!




Other events with Timeslips open to the public:


2.       Intro to Creative Engagement - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/89162163431


Thursday March 12th, 10:00-11:30am, Walters Center, Hillsboro, OR




3.       Creative Family Stories – “Art of the Story” pre-workshop for family and friends - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/87834532451


Thursday March 12th, 4:00-6:30pm, Aloha Community Library – Aloha, OR


Kera Magarill, MA | Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist

Pronouns: she/her


Disability, Aging and Veteran Services

Washington County Department of Health and Human Services

Mailing Address: 155 N. First Avenue, MS 44 | Hillsboro, OR  97124

Physical Address: 5240 NE Elam Young Pkwy, Suite 300 | Hillsboro, OR  97124           

720-210-8481 cell | 503-846-3065 fax

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ANNOUNCENTS:    These videos  can be viewed on YouTube.  We hope you watch and enjoy these short but informative videos:  WHY ACTIVITIES MATTER …. is an overview of the activity profession and why it is important for our residents also additional career information and accreditation associations are listed at the end of the film….   ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING….is a series of short videos demonstration how to use adaptive equipment from your kitchen or garage and implement these objects in different ways to help people: Cook, Make Jewelry, Enjoy Board Games, Play Cards, Play Dice Games, Building Wood Projects, and Paint.   WHEELCHAIRS SAFELY and ADJUSTMENT FOR PLAY… are two short videos that demonstrate how to use and adapt the wheelchair for freedom of movement and safety.  We hope you will view these 22-short videos and they will add to your professional skills and show you creative ways to use adaptive equipment …and help people do more than they thought they ever could.

GO TO Google:  YouTube address is:

www.youtube.com/connie ratti/adaptiveequipment/activities  or www.youtube.com/ConnieRatti/ActivityDirectorBestYouCanBe

New Videos are available now for your FREE viewing on You Tube.  These are not for purchase but available to all to educate and improve the Activity Professional Field... use them... tell others about them.... tell us what other subjects you would like to know about... and we will  produce it..... New videos  include; Modified Sports/Wheelchair Friendly, Easy to do Acts and Craft Ideas Part one and Part Two, Person Center Care Activities for bed side use and Activity Bags for the Lower Functioning, Unfair Hearing Test,  Visional Impairments, Volunteers, Resident Council, Behaviors, and more....all videos designed to help you meet the new dementia focus survey guidelines.  These videos will be incorporated into the new training classes, with demonstrations to better understand and function as an Activity Professional.  The field is changing with stronger emphasis on Person Centered Care, Cultural Changes and the implementation of Dementia Focused Surveys and new regulations that are looking for activities as diversional treatments to mood and behavior issues.... 

                                         What you do is more important than ever.

Coming soon.. Diffierent Behaviors and Sexual Active Seniors>  Two videos that  will help you assess and manage behaviors in a safe and healthy manner.













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