I am honored to have been appointed a Fulbright Specialist. My first project will involve traveling to Norway to work with two long term care communities: VILLA ENERHAUGEN and KVINESDAL BO OG DAGSENTER. During my stay in Norway, I will be teaching the Montessori philosophy for elder care, and guiding each community in creating a Montessori prepared environment where older adults can engage in meaningful and purposeful experiences. I truly appreciate the opportunity to participate in such meaningful work.
As a care partner, you already know that the greatest gift you can give your loved one diagnosed with dementia is your time. The love and attention you share and the experiences you create for your loved one are truly priceless. But if you do find yourself shopping for a tangible gift to give for a birthday or holiday, keep the following in mind.
For the past two years, Brush Development has been collaborating with Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects to design the new Evergreen House at Summerville, a thriving Montessori memory care community. Penny & Lucy Lou Art were instrumental in providing clear, vibrant images to complement the building design and aid in wayfinding. We couldn’t have had such success without the involvement of interior designer, Sydney Kerschen. The following interview with her is from Penny & Lucy Lou Art’s recent blog post.