"Science For Seniors" - Presented by Gloria Hoffner
Science for Seniors is a hands on educational activity for residents of all ages and cognitive abilities based on the proven research that we are never too old to learn and that learning something new sharpens all brains.
1) Participants will discover the findings of research showing how educational programing helps strengthen cognitive abilities and may even delay the symptoms of dementia.
2) Participants will learn how to select, plan and provide a one hour science program including how to find topics that appeal to your population, resources in the community, room set-up and appropriate materials.
3) Participants will follow step by step experiments and dialogue with online speaker and others attending the session on ready to use science programs for Spring including Earth Day.
About the Presenter
Gloria Hoffner is the creator and owner of Science for Seniors, a nationally trademarked company presented in over 26 states and Canada since 2007. She is also the author of the books, Science for Seniors and Going Places in Northern Europe Armchair Adventures and Activities, both published by Idyll Arbor Inc. and workbooks More Science for Seniors and Brain Boosting Games.
She earned a BA from Temple University and undergraduate credits in astrophysics from West Chester University, both located in Pennsylvania. She has Activity Director Certification by the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals; Activity Consultant Board Certified by the National Association of Activity Professionals and a Dementia Practitioner by the National Certification Council of Dementia Practitioners.
Science for Seniors is the 2010 winner of the NCCAP first place Best Practice Award and the book Science for Seniors is the 2013 winner of the Mature Media Award of Merit.
Gloria is a columnist for A New Day magazine. She is an online NCCAP approved instructor through raronline.org with courses in science, dementia, and travel. Gloria presents live Science for Seniors programs at residents in independent, assisted living, personal care, memory care, senior centers and adult day centers in PA, NJ and DE.