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Every person has a passion, an interest, experience that can keep them engaged with their communities. Some may be as a result of their work experience or study, while others may have refined a particular skill through their hobbies or interests. No matter how you’ve built your skills and knowledge, there are thousands of people […]
After working closely with Dan Cohen, the founder of Music and Memory, and implementing an iPod music program at several long term care facilities in New Brunswick, the Atlantic Institute on Aging had an opportunity to converse with community members who have implemented a Music and Memory program of their own. Social Work students of […]
A rapidly changing society and an ever-growing need to deliver services more efficiently and effectively has created the opportunity for long term care facilities in New Brunswick to respond proactively. Investing in therapeutic recreation activities can answer many of the questions and challenges facing long term care facilities. Find out how the Therapeutic Activity Professionals’ […]
On an October morning, Adam travelled to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Fortunately, this visit to the Fredericton Hospital was not related to ill health- in fact, quite the opposite. The nature of this visit was to interview MindBody Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Bill Cook. MindBody Medicine offers a natural practice to relieve one’s self of […]
On a gloomy stormy day, Debra Swan welcomed us into the Fredericton Men’s Homeless shelter. Although one might expect a similarly dreary mood inside the shelter, this was not the case. The Men’s location manager, Brian welcomed us in jovially, and Debra exuded warmth. We met with Debra in the board room at the shelter, […]
Madeline Gaudet met with Adam and three Bachelor of Social Work Students from St. Thomas University to talk about the Stepping Stone Senior Centre, located at 15 Saunders Street in Fredericton.
Deborah van den Hoonaard welcomed us into her office on a bright, autumn afternoon. Her office is cozy, filled with books and family photographs. Open on her desk lay the Living Healthy, Aging Well report by the Premier’s Panel on Seniors. As a sociologist and professor in the Gerontology Department, Deborah is very passionate about exploring the […]
Be sure to listen to Part I of our conversation with Ken, available here. Ken McGeorge walked the approximate 100 meters from his office at York Care Centre, to the Atlantic Institute of Aging office. Despite Ken’s incredibly busy schedule, he talked with us for over an hour, which is the longest podcast interview thus […]
Ken McGeorge walked the approximate 100 meters from his office at York Care Centre, to the Atlantic Institute of Aging office. Despite Ken’s incredibly busy schedule, he talked with us for over an hour, which is the longest podcast interview thus far. After he left, everyone agreed that they could have continued talking with him […]
Marilyn Noble herself as well as her home environment ooze creativity. Upon arriving at her home, which she graciously offered as the location for our interview, she gave us a tour. Her home is filled with her own and others’ artwork. She pointed out her digital photography and charcoal drawings adorning the walls. One particular […]