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Facility vs. Community

By SANDI PETERS,  The buzz word for facilities that house older adults today is ‘community’.  Corporate America has caught on that providing a well-appointed environment is insufficient to foster quality of life.  The new trend seems to re-brand themselves as a ‘community’.  Let’s look at what that word means. The word ‘communis’ is a combination … Continue reading

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Medical Clown

Six months ago, my supervisor burst in the middle of my music group at the psychiatric hospital: “We have two clowns visiting, can they come in? –Of course!” Two grinning youthful men popped into the day room; one wearing a monkey suit, the other dressed in short striped pants with suspenders, colorful socks with a … Continue reading

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PIAGET, The Very Fascinating Problem of Knowledge

“Young children cannot achieve the mental operation necessary for thorough comprehension of numbers. A 4 year old child might think that two sets are equivalent in number (Set1 = Set2) if they have the same length. The child focuses on a single quality of each set: LENGTH.” Set 1:      O                O                   O                      O Set 2:      … Continue reading

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THE MEMORIAL

How to create a memorial among people who have some forgetfulness and no common language? This has been my question for years. How to remember a person when you do not remember a person? For the last months I have been reading Francis Weller’s, THE WILD EDGE OF SORROW, after attending an intense one day … Continue reading