Join environmental gerontologist and occupational therapist Nichole Kain as she takes us on a journey through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, speaking with elders about the importance of their home and place. Throughout this 1-hour workshop, we will witness stories unfolding and reflect on them through group discussions and personal drawings (no artistic abilities needed). This experience will help us to become more aware of deep connections to places that run throughout the landscape of our own lives. As experts in the field of universal design for the built environment, we directly affect the feeling of a place. To understand our own connections to homes and places becomes a powerful tool in the way we look at and impact the built environment. This intimate look at the elders we serve will help deepen our understanding of the regional cultural narrative of the people who live in the mountains of Colorado. Themes: importance of place, place attachment, aging in place, environmental autobiography, gerontology, storydwelling
AARP's HomeFit was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a "lifelong home," suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The workshop (and provided printed materials) will offer solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that are more involved and require skilled expertise but are well worth the expense. Attend this hour-long workshop to learn about AARP HomeFit and consider becoming a volunteer presenter yourself!
When people think of podcasts, they think of murder mysteries, celebrities and money management, but how can we use this medium to expand professional advocacy in OT? Learn about the growing world of podcasting to enhance your professional development, listen to conversations and topics that matter and explore how it influences the progression of our profession. Let's embrace the challenge of change and expand your horizons in the world of podcasting for OT advocacy!
Co-presented with Mandy Chamberlin of Seniors Flourish.
Discover how your childhood environments impact the way you live today. This class is suited to anyone in transition with their home: moving, downsizing, building, or remodeling. Through an educational lecture, time for self-reflection, drawing (no art experience necessary), and group discussions, we will uncover your connection to places and how to bring the healing power of place forward into your new home.
This is the first time AARP’s HomeFit workshop will be given in the state of Colorado!
Is your home fit for a lifetime of living? 89% of homeowners have told AARP that they would like to remain in their home as they age. This free education event with AARP Colorado will teach practical methods to make your home more livable by incorporating design principles and products that are adaptable, safe, and easy to use. Discover smart solutions for making your home comfortable, safe, and a great fit! Presented by Nichole Kain, OTR/L, MA, CAPS.