I am excited to be traveling to Ireland in Spring 2018 to teach my From Can't to Can Do! Montessori for Aging and Dementia workshop. All interested in Montessori for aging are invited to attend. Below is the announcement recently released by Saint Nicholas Montessori College of Ireland.
Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) and Association of AMI Teachers of Ireland (AATI) are delighted to announce a two-day workshop on Montessori for Aging and Dementia.
For the first time in Ireland, this innovative approach to dementia care for the elderly will be explored. The workshop is led by Jennifer Brush, who is an award-winning Dementia Educator, author and consultant. It will be delivered in Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland’s premises in Dún Laoghaire.
Ian McKenna, Director of SNMCI stated that:
“This is a wonderful opportunity to present Montessori beyond its perceived context of the class room. The goal of this program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, and their community. The Montessori approach enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which they can thrive.”
“I am delighted that SNMCI is working with AATI on this initiative – the fact that we have been able to secure the services of Jennifer, who is one of the globally acknowledged experts in this area, will ensure that all workshop participants will be equipped to bring Montessori in Ireland to a new community.”