Grandma Joyce children's Experience

The Grandma Joyce and the Kids educational program is designed to teach children about aging, Alzheimer's disease, and show how to visit and have fun with grandparents or other people who have memory loss. The 45-minute program includes story-telling, singing, dancing and role-plays by the children. Material contained in this program is appropriate for children from the third to the fifth grades. The program includes:

  • What happens when people get older
  • How memory works
  • Explanation of Alzheimer's disease
  • Story dramatization "Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge" by Mem Fox
  • Role plays with the children using toys as a focus of visits
  • Singing & dancing
  • Using a tape recorder
  • Questions from the kids
  • Awarding of certificates

This children's program has been presented in elementary schools and libraries throughout the country. It often generates newspaper stories like these, Advocate weekly, Jewish Advocate and has enthralled television crews who have come to film the program for their local stations. The children are given a certificate of appreciation and letter to their parents from the sponsoring senior living community at the end of the program. Children participating in this program have responded enthusiastically, as have their parents, here is what one had to say.

The Grandma Joyce presentation has also been well-received at professional conferences.

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For more information about this unique experience for children please contact Joyce or call 813-909-0539.