Today’s show centered on the vital importance of Activity Professionals in the senior care world! As the show’s title points out, activities in senior living communities include much, much more than Bingo and Wii bowling!
Barbara and Debbie discuss their experiences in the world of senior care and the major positive impact that a varied and personally tailored program of daily and recreational activities can have. Many folks still like to have a regular schedule of activities to provide purpose in their lives. So many of us have lived our entire working lives within a schedule, and so continuing in our later years with a daily routine can be most advantageous to maintaining a quality of life. Often this is as simple as a regular schedule of the activities of daily living, such as teeth brushing, washing and bathing, making a bed, etc.
They also provided insight into a career as an activity professional, the passion that is essential for this work, and the important role that activity professionals play in the life of our aging loved ones who reside in senior communities. For information, visit www.nccap.org.
Enjoy this insight from Barbara and Debbie regarding Activity Professionals and their role in caring for our aging loved ones.
Brad Peters, the Executive Director of Everybody Fed was my guest this morning. Brad and his team of volunteers are dedicated to feeding some of the less fortunate children and adults in Africa (Kenya and Uganda). Brad tells his story of taking a look at his life, which was mostly consumed with becoming a successful salesman and providing for his family’s financial needs. He realized one day a while back that maybe there was a higher purpose for his time here on earth. This thought kind of hit him squarely between the eyes one day when his youngest son said Dad was a money making machine! And Brad realized that he wanted to do more than make money; that he wanted to find a way to improve the lives of others. Thus the idea for Everybody Fed was born. And Brad has also had the joy of working with a team that has brought water wells to communities in Africa. Imagine the thrill of having running water coming from a pump right in the center of your village, for the first time in your life! The villagers were singing and dancing when the drilling team first started. You can see the videos and photos of the villagers at www.everybodyfed.com.
Please take the time to listen to Brad’s story, told here on Radio 4 the Ages, in a modest and common man style. And if you feel the need to get involved, jump right in!