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volunteer and senior bonding
By: Mon Ami
August 7, 2019
Companionship and assistance are proven beneficial at any stage of life for physical wellbeing and mental health. However, inviting someone into your life can be overwhelming and very sensitive, especially for family members who are used to operating independently. Here are our top tips for making a smooth introduction....
Woman helping grandfather with his computer
By: Mon Ami
July 2, 2019
Oral history projects leave a crucial legacy for family, friends, and communities. Many of the families we work with at Mon Ami love to spend this time reflecting. But the biggest barrier is often, where do I start? Particularly for people with early- or mid-stage dementia, whether from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other conditions, the task can seem impossible. But everyone with communication has stories to tell. These tips can make the project much easier....
senior riding on bus
By: Mon Ami
July 1, 2019
 Many senior citizens continue to lead active lives, but they aren’t always able to drive themselves to participate in social activities, run errands or attend medical appointments. Nearly 90% of older adults are choosing to remain in their homes as they age, making transportation more than a critical resource for independent living. It’s a growing need among an aging population....
Karen and Mondy giving a talk
By: Mon Ami
May 30, 2019
The techniques of improv can be useful for anyone who spends time with a loved one who has dementia. Below we list out some of the rules of improv and how someone can employ these techniques with their loved one....
volunteer delivering meal to senior
By: Mon Ami
May 30, 2019
For families and caregivers, the decision to bring an Activity Companion to meet with their loved ones for the first time can be confusing. There’s a lot of information and options coming at you at the same time. We believe Activity Companionship can make a big difference in the life of an older person, particularly if they are experiencing social isolation due to changing health conditions or recent loss....
Grandmother with grandchildren in the garden
By: Mon Ami
May 30, 2019
Play is not just for kids but has an important role for adults and seniors too.  It’s been well-documented that play leads to healthier brain development in children, and it continues to provide benefits through adulthood.  Play is the act of doing something for its own sake, for pleasure and enjoyment and not for an outcome.  Can you think of the last time you played?...
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