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Program Formats 

The Joy of Creative Engagement for Caregivers program provides creative engagement workshops for professional and family caregivers, Nurses, Nurses Assistants, Home Health Aides and Recreational Directors.

  • MODULE ONE: 2-hour session: Our Origin Stories with Music
  • MODULE TWO: 1 1/2 hr session: Creative Engagement and Music as Self-Care
  • MODULE THREE: 1 and 1/2 hour session: Challenges in Dementia Caregiving
  • MODULE FOUR: 2-hour session: How to use Creative engagement for Challenges in Caregiving
  • MODULE FIVE: 1 1/2 hour session: Checking In Session and How to Move Forward

Online Program

We are currently holding both in-person and online training. Please contact us for more information.

In Person Full Day Workshops

Availability depends on the location and size of your group, please contact us for more info.

“We can devastatingly neglect our imagination and when a community loses its spiritual traditions, that community can feel lost.” –John O’Donahue

Past Program Events And History

2024 Events:

The program training has been facilitated at the following locations:

  • Commonwealth Senior Living in Salisbury Md. Staff trained on site.
  • Lakeside at Mallard Landing in Salisbury, Md. Staff and family caregivers trained on site.
  • Catered Living and Chesapeake Manor Assisted Living, Staff from these facilities were trained in Ocean Pines.

2023 Events:

  • Beta Test Training of Curriculum Guide held for 5 new trainees.

2022 Events:

  • In-person Caregiver programs held at The MAC Center in Salisbury, Maryland. ( for 20 participants)

2020 - 2021 Events:

  • Pilot Study conducted at Deer's Head Hospital with 12 Nurse Participants.
  • Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the vulnerable populations we serve, all programs were held online via zoom. ( over 100 caregivers participating)

2019 Events:

  • Sept. 11th-Gull Creek in Berlin, Maryland
  • Sept. 27th-MAC Center in Salisbury, Maryland
  • November 13th-Somerset County Commission on Aging Center in Westover, Maryland

2012- present:

  • Stories Love Music Program for: Senior Citizens with Dementia and Alzheimer’s at MAC (Maintaining Active Citizens) Center in Maryland.
  • Stories Love Music Program for: Senior Citizens at the Hurricane Sandy Relief Shelter at Armory Park Slope-Brooklyn. Part of the Music and Creativity program for shelter.
  • Stories Love Music Program for: Village Care Elderly Facility in New York City for Seniors and Adults with mental disabilities and dementia.
  • Stories Love Music Program: for Alzheimer's Unit and Recreation Floor of Cobble Hill Health Center, Brooklyn.
  • Stories Love Music Program: for Alzheimer's Residents at 80th street Residence, New York City.
  • Stories Love Music Program: for Professional Care Givers at Alzheimer's Association NYC Chapter.
  • Stories Love Music  Program: for groups at Beginnings Day Program-Renewal Care NYC.
  • Stories Love Music program: received grants from The Community Foundation in Maryland, to lead workshops for professional caregivers in December 2015 and May 2016.
  • Stories Love Music Program: at Jewish Museum for Connect 2 Culture Series.
  • Stories Love Music Program: at Brooklyn Public Library for Creative Aging Series.
  • The Joy of Creative Engagement: for caregivers program presented by Stories Love Music for Professional and Family caregivers at WORCOA Snow Hill Day Center, Snow Hill, Maryland. MAY 2018
  • The Joy of Creative Engagement: for caregivers program presented by Stories Love Music and CFES at MAC Center in Salisbury, Maryland. November 8th, 2018.

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Tools for workshop

For Care givers and Family members:
By being in a Stories Love Music session themselves, caregivers and family will understand how to use “creative engagement” and be a “guide” with this music prompted storytelling.
They will learn how to better prompt their clients and families stories and oral histories; and engage in a deeper level of listening.
*These stories can also be captured as audio or video and provide the family with these stories as treasure and legacy.

Staff Clients include:
MAC Center (Maryland)
Ocean City Senior Day Center (Maryland)
Alzheimer’s Association NYC Chapter (New York)
Renewal Care Partners (NYC).
Somerset County MAC Center (Maryland).
Snow Hill Senior Day Center for Staff and Caregiver, Snow Hill, Maryland.