Cognitive Stimulation

Fostering Well-Being and a Sense of Belonging

For many frail elderly, growing older has meant growing more isolated. The Cognitive Stimulation Program is designed to foster a sense of belonging. SCS has a special tool, Cognitive Stimulation Kits, to encourage lively conversation and the sharing of memories. Reminiscence is a simple yet powerful way to promote well-being. It builds connections to others based on shared experiences and promotes a positive review of one’s life. This unique program was created and developed by the former Horizons Unlimited Geriatric Education Corporation.

Used in homes, senior centers, assisted living facilities, adult day care centers and other sites, each kit focuses on a theme related to history, people, nature, travel, and special topics. Kits contain music, pictures, poetry, memorabilia, brain strengthening activities, and a DVD. Personnel or volunteers receive free training in use of the material. Above all, the program provides the foundation to build essential connections to others.

Some of the over 100 kit topics include:

People
Women and their Changing Roles
Famous Black Americans
American Indians

Animals and Nature
Wonders of Nature
Sea Life
Pets

The American Story
Celebrating the Century
The Underground Railroad
Presidents & Politics

Places to Go
China
An African Safari
Egypt and King Tut

Special Topics
Discoveries and Inventions
Broadway Musicals
Home Remedies

For more information on the Cognitive Stimulation Program, please call Dot Darragh at (484) 496 2144 or

600 Swarthmore Ave.
Folsom, PA 19033
Phone: 610.237.8100
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