Using Montessori Materials with Older Adults
We look forward to attending the webinar on Wednesday 12 January, hosted by one of our Institutional Members, St. Nicholas Montessori Society of Ireland, in which Jennifer Brush, Programme Director, Montessori Education for Dementia, St, Nicholas Montessori College Ireland & Director, Brush Development, USA, will discuss how dementia care best practices are used to guide the creation of an authentic prepared environment that supports elders in their plane of development.
Montessori for dementia and ageing gives elders the opportunity to grow, engage, love—and most importantly, live. Dr. Montessori wrote that “joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.” Case study examples, research data, videos, and interactive exercises will be used to illustrate how the Montessori philosophy helps elders thrive. In addition, Jennifer, will review the educational opportunities and processes available to professionals who wish to undertake this important work.