Education

May we grow together in Knowledge and Understanding Together. 

Just as a craftsman or an artist continues to hone their craft, so too must care partners and other working as aging and dementia professionals. As family care partners, many of us come to this role without a smidge of training, and are thrust into this world doing what we can but often seeking new and better information about how to care for our loved ones. As professional care partners, our education often leans towards the medical or clinical, focusing on state mandated information and is often lacking in proper dementia training. We seek to grow in knowledge and understanding of dementia. For those who seek a formal education in dementia, we find a wonderful foundation of the disease process and maybe even a bit of the neuroscience behind what is happening in the brain, but early does it give us an understanding of how to become relational with others, helping us cultivate a community that is wealthy in connection, creativity, faith, and joy, one that leads to a dignified life filled with hope and purpose. 

I have developed each workshop on the foundation of research and experience. It comes from a place of my own growth and listening to the needs and stories of others. Each attendee will build an “ArtBin” of skills, allowing them to be fully present for those they serve, their family, and themselves. The structure of our time together will be a blend of lecture, group conversations, and an experiential component. We will grow and explore together ways to apply our knowledge and understanding so that we may understand this journey a little better, becoming better partners in care each step of the way.

The Details

Time Investment:  60-90 minutes except for the Wealthy in Creativity Certification is 8 hours over two days or 8 weeks, depending on your needs.

Average Attendance Size: 6-25 people; however, I have also enjoyed working with groups of up to 65 individuals. 

Workspace: Digitally and In-Person

OFFERINGS

Certifications

  • Wealthy in Creativity: Creative Engagement and Dementia

Financial Investment:

$200 per person with group discounts available for 10 or more attendees. Certificate renews every 5 years with $75 renewal fee.

Workshops

  • Wealthy in Connection: Building a Successful Life Enrichment Team
  • Wealthy in Creativity: Creative Engagement and Dementia (Elements of the Certification)
  • Wealthy in Faith: Becoming the Hem of Christ Through Our Ministry
  • Wealthy in Joy: Living a 3-Dimensional Care Partner Life
  • Becoming a Purple Angel – Free to all community organizations

Financial Investment: 

$250 for 90 Minute Workshop (Sliding scale offered for families, students, and emerging professionals) 

$1,800 for 6 Hour Workshop or Groups of 10-25

$5,000 for Full Organization training with a free 6-month (45-minute) refresher training.

Each workshop comes with handouts, a free 30 min follow up call (within the first 3 months after workshop date) with the attendees that can be done as a group or one-on-one, and 35% off any Life Enrichment program facilitation for your loved one or community.

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