Working On Our Craft

Why must it always be a toolbox? Why not an ArtBin? I have always wondered why it must be a toolbox when talking about our skills. My ArtBin has a lot of the same tools that my toolbox holds, with the added joy of paint, pastels, and other art supplies. Below you will find what I carry in my ArtBin.

Card Catalog

Training

Professional Development and Dementia Education rooted in Creativity and Relationship.

Creative Engagement

Creative Engagement

Offering Life Enrichment development and facilitation for Senior Living Communities and Organizations, Memory Cafés, and Arts Access Programs

Care Partner Support

Care Partner Support

Offering Mentorship and Professional Care Partners Support Groups to Senior Living Staff, Students and Emerging Professionals, and Life Enrichment Teams.

Kate has been an integral partner in the AFA Teal Room virtual community class programming since 2020. Her “Storytelling & Art” virtual program is a valuable, asset for providing daily activities to individuals living with memory changes and caregiver respite. Kate’s compassion and expertise shines bright within the work she provides through The Dementia Letters Project. Her programming would be a wonderful addition to any organization or homecare agency looking for unique therapeutic interventions.
Jackie Gotto
Alzheimer's Foundation of America

The Connect and Create Institute

Professional Development and Community for Creative Engagement

The Connect and Create Institute started as a small online conference for Life Enrichment Specialists back in 2018 in hopes that every type of care partner could be supported in networking with others in similar roles, and grow in knowledge and skills to navigate the day-to-day of senior living programming. Today, I am re-launching Connect and Create to better address the trials and uplift the triumphs of non-medical care partners and support new care partners as they enter their professional life. 

Connect and Create Forum
Hot Chocolate Moment

We all need a Hot Chocolate Moment. 

It is no secret I have a weakness for hot chocolate. It is still my hot beverage of choice, long after my peers switched to a daily coffee habit. So what does hot chocolate have to do with dementia? Everything and nothing at all. 

Life is made up of Moments. Dementia does not change this; these moments become more important. They are moments of joy, sorrow, care, and faith. So make some hot chocolate in your favorite mug, sit down, breathe, and savor the moment.

Some of My Past and Current Clients

AFA
Renewal Memory Partners
Reimagining Dementia
Fox Valley Memory Project
Atria Senior Living

Memberships and Partnerships

TimeSlips Facilitator
OSV Innovation
Bridge the Gap 2022 Ambassador
Puprle Angel
GIVEN

Our Journey Together

Interested in partnering with me to bring a dementia workshop or program to your community or organization? Seeking support on your care partner journey?

Let’s work together to improve life with dementia. 

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