*providing
creative, therapeutic activities
one-on-one or group sessions
for elders in the San Francisco East Bay

 

Serving Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Montclair, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Point Richmond, Richmond, and San Pablo

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[a knowledgeable companion]

 The approach

We believe that even in the face of illness, each day brings real opportunities for meaningful and magical moments. No matter our medical status, age, or physical condition. Each day of life, for as long as life lasts, offers things to hope for, and opportunities to heal on many levels, including emotionally and spiritually. An activity therapist helps facilitate these experiences.

Zoë's unique focus is on arts & culture (music, visual arts, literature, poetry, tactile art and the performing arts) and nature (parks and gardens) as a means of connecting to her clients, whatever their level of functioning, and wherever they are living. If a person is not physically able to visit a museum, library, or nature site with us, we can bring many of these cultural resources to the person where they are. If a person has lost one of their senses or abilities, we focus on their remaining senses and make activities relevant to them.

 
 
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Some of our activities

from tea to t.s. elliot

We help our clients recapture, or build, meaningful connections to universal life experiences. We support the client to feel a greater sense of belonging and relationship to the human experience. Even at the end of life, this approach achieves the greatest possible state of wholeness and well-being.

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Tactile and sensory stimulation is all around us if we're open to it — arising naturally, never forced.

Rich colors stimulate the brain, and artist quality materials allow for an authentic art experience.

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We appreciate and interpret nature while breathing fresh air and soaking up natural light...

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sometimes just a cup of coffee is all we need –

or a walk on the pier.

 
 
 
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“Meaning is created by activities that speak to one’s own background, values, preferences, strengths, relationships and spirituality.” 

—G. Allen Power, Dementia Beyond Disease

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first meeting is free of charge

 

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