Presentation Title

Utilizing Dream Fulfillment to Address Ageism and Engagement

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Strand

Healthy Aging: Physical, Psychological & Cognitive

Target Audience

Practitioners, Older Adults, Students

We are an organization specializing in programs that change the perception of aging (dreams and the Virtual Dementia Tour) I have been working in the field of healthy aging for 20 year and my co-presenter for the last 8 years

Location

Session 2 Breakouts

Start Date

10-15-2020 2:00 PM

End Date

10-15-2020 3:00 PM

Abstract

Second Wind Dreams® award winning Dreams Program sheds light on the positive aspects of aging. Dream fulfillment not only provides the dreamer with an increased sense of well-being and decreased depression scores, but those who reside near the dreamer report similar improvements. Dream fulfillment in long term care settings has been associated with decreased staff attrition rates and greater volunteer participation in the elder care community. By working at the grassroots level, we bring volunteers into the mix to explore the stories of aging individuals and full their dreams, reminding us age does not negate the humanity of the individual.

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Oct 15th, 2:00 PM Oct 15th, 3:00 PM

Utilizing Dream Fulfillment to Address Ageism and Engagement

Session 2 Breakouts

Second Wind Dreams® award winning Dreams Program sheds light on the positive aspects of aging. Dream fulfillment not only provides the dreamer with an increased sense of well-being and decreased depression scores, but those who reside near the dreamer report similar improvements. Dream fulfillment in long term care settings has been associated with decreased staff attrition rates and greater volunteer participation in the elder care community. By working at the grassroots level, we bring volunteers into the mix to explore the stories of aging individuals and full their dreams, reminding us age does not negate the humanity of the individual.