Facilitating Storytelling for Caregivers

Two participants smiling as they look at one participant's doll with red braids with a yellow dress and a blue and white checkered apron with a cow on the front.
Residents at Seneca Hill Manor in Minetto, NY enjoy talking about each other’s mementos in a storytelling workshop in 2018.

Who: Caregivers
When: Friday, March 26 at 10am
Where: Virtual (zoom)
Cost: Free

This workshop trains caregivers in the object-based storytelling techniques originally developed for the Recollection project. The technique uses personal objects (mementos or familiar every day objects) to spark conversations across generations. The technique has been adapted for use by families who are isolated due to COVID-19 and is suitable for individuals with early to moderate stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The workshop will be facilitated by Seeley Cardone, the storytelling director of the Recollection project, a licensed counselor and registered art therapist, and faculty member at SUNY Oswego.

This workshop is provided for free for caregivers with support from the department of Art and Design at SUNY Oswego and the The Anne B. and Leon J. Goldberg Alzheimer’s Resource Program.  

Facilitating Storytelling for Caregivers