Rehab Can Be Fun!

Healthcare, assisted living, and related professionals are welcome to join WoodPark staff and community members for a Tai Chi Lesson for elders, presented by Ray Chen, CEO of RehaPalVisiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. Ray introduces PapaMama, professional gait/functional evaluation. More.. http://en.longgood.com.tw,

  • Target Audience

    Patients

    PAPAMAMA provides a wide range of rehabilitation trainings for patients with stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, and for post-orthopedic surgery. Trainings are combined with “mission-orientated” and “gamified” features to increase patient’s motivation for rehabilitation and improve the engagement. All the rehabilitation training are design in collaboration with doctors and therapists. Patients are able to get professional and interesting rehabilitation training regardless of the time and location.

    Therapists

    Therapists can track patient’s training progress through LongGood Cloud and further prescribe corresponding treatment online. Besides, therapists can track multiple patients at the same time. Therefore, PAPAMAMA and LongGood Cloud can help therapists to save time and improve their working efficiency.

 

Are Unused Items Taking Up Space in Your Attic, Closet, or Garage?

AgeSong is introducing Enrichment Baskets providing “meaning-based, relational care” for all members of the community.

We welcomes safe items that can fit into a 12″ x 13″ container,  such as games, books, blank photo albums & journals, photos, favorite cds, tea party supplies, travel, spirituality, and relaxation supplies. The baskets can be used by residents themselves and by visitors, as well as staff, gero-wellness students, and volunteers. Each Enrichment Basket will be filled with meaningful, safe items to engage our residents’ senses, memories and connection to others. If you’d rather sponsor an Enrichment Basket financially, your check toward this important project will be gratefully accepted.

To make any kind of donation, please email Sally Gelardin, AgeSong Enrichment Director, sallyg@agesong.com.

Examples of donations that could be used in activities:

  1. Flower Arranging
  2. Pipe Construction
  3. Sanding Blocks
  4. Lotion
  5. Laundry Kit
  6. Office Work
  7. Yarn
  8. Utensils
  9. Dusting
  10. Nuts and bolts
  11. Coupon Clipping
  12. Folding & Hanging Clothing
  13. Window Washing
  14. Sweeping Up
  15. Car Care
  16. Snack Making
  17. Stuffed Animals
  18. Hot Socks
  19. Button or Ribbon Sort
  20. Coin Sort
  21. Shoe Cleaning
  22. Music Time
  23. Pillow Stuffing
  24. Foot Care Kits
  25. Newspaper
  26. Large checkers
  27. Large chess pieces
  28. Dolls with audio capabilities
  29. Antique hats, gloves, kerchiefs
  30. Large buttons for sorting
  31. Locks and bolts to manipulate

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AgeSong Duo Rocks the Crowd Last Two Minutes of Race

 

San Francisco. June 16, 2013. To claim that you completed the Half Marathon, you had to reach the Finish Line within three hours.  Marlena del Hierro and JoJo qualified by passing the Finish Line within two minutes of the three hours. It’s not that Marlena wasn’t in top shape and hadn’t been practicing for months.  It’s that she was pushing, for 14 miles,  200 lbs. of a svelte Josie on her assisted mobility chair. At the end of the race, Josie, who never thought she’d walk again a few years ago, rose from the chair and walked over the finish line. For AgeSong spectators and many others, this duo came in first place!

Grief is Messy

 

AgeSong Institute and Elder Communities held its third, in a series of three thought-provoking workshops on Palliative Care tonight. The subject was  “Autonomy and Empowerent in Palliative Care.”  Amidst laughter and tears, participants  shared personal stories, stories of advocacy for others, and reflections on loss and dying.

Following are key points made by the presentation:

  • Empowerment may be a social, cultural, psychological or political process through which individuals and social groups are able to express their needs, present their concerns, devise strategies for involvement in decision-making and achieve political, social and cultural action to meet those needs.
  • As advocates, we empower them, try to find out what they want.  Advocacy can come into practice at both the micro and macro level.  At the micro level we may try to keep them as comfortable as they can be (i.e., keep their mouths and eyes moist).
  • Empowerment for Health is a process in Health  Promotion through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their life.

 

A Passion for Traditional Chinese Arts

 

Cherk, Creating Chinese Brush Paintings in His Later Life

Cherk is a man of Chinese origin who emmigrated to the United States from Hong Kong in his late teens.  For over 30 years he worked as a local Muni bus driver.  After retirement, he became the president of an influential family association which was very important to him.  Cherk has always had a passion for traditional Chinese arts, particularly opera and Chinese brush painting.  He is self-taught except for taking a class as a young boy in Chinese brush painting to learn how to paint shrimps and crabs.  He has created Chinese brush paintings periodically throughout his life.  Cherk is now enjoying creating unique Chinese brush paintings at AgeSong and working with Christina, an art therapy counseling intern.

Christina, Pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Art Therapy

Christina began interning with AgeSong Institute’s Gero-Wellness Counselor Program in February 2012 and completed her hours to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).  She has a Master’s degree in Counseling and is currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in Art Therapy.  Through her volunteer work at a local hospital interacting and creating art with patients that have cancer and life threatening illnesses, she discovered her passion in working with others using the medium of art and decided to pursue a career path in art therapy.  Since January, 2013, Christina started her art therapy counseling internship at Age Song and has really enjoyed her work. She took a Chinese brush painting class last year to learn more about this beautiful art form and to embrace her mixed ethnicity as a Caucasian/Chinese individual. She began working with Cherk in February, 2013, and was thrilled to watch his art progress and his whole approach to life expand.

Best Wishes to AgeSong Duo in Upcoming SF 1st Half Marathon June 16

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