Kim Dickson Shares Crafts and Activities to Enrich the Lives of Seniors

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New book ‘150+ Crafts and Activities’ is a compilation of real-life stories, experiences of seniors as well as helpful crafts and activities to enrich their lives.

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Author Kim Dickson discovered through years of volunteer work with senior citizens that there was very little information available on crafts, activities, and entertainment for elderly confined to assisted living facilities. After much research and through trial and error, she created and developed over 150 crafts and activities that she introduced to many seniors with wonderful results.

In her book entitled “150+ Crafts and Activities for Senior,” Dickson shares to readers a hands-on guide with thought-provoking ideas and numerous proven crafts and activities to enrich the lives of seniors in assisted living and nursing home facilities. Also included is a compilation of real-life stories and experiences of senior citizens that she has witnessed living as well as crafts and activities, senior care, and general tips.

Dickson found that senior citizens in assisted living centers and nursing homes really enjoy arts and crafts. According to her, craft activities are one of the best ways to stimulate and entertain seniors during all phases of the aging process. Games, crafts, and activities keep them involved in social groups and interactions and help prevent boredom. Dickson observed that when seniors engage in an activity or craft, it gives their mind something else to do besides thinking about things that depress them. Many crafts help maintain eye and hand coordination and encourage stimulation of electrical impulses in the brain that offer pleasure to those engaging in enjoyable activities. Crafting allows seniors the freedom to express themselves, she said.

Author Kim Dickson continues to press on with her quest to improve the quality of life for most precious senior citizens. “150+ Crafts and Activities for Senior” will be a helpful guide for readers in assisting seniors in their lives. It is also a must–read for caregivers, activity directors, or anyone looking to enrich the lives of their seniors.
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About the Author
Kim Dickson was able to travel extensively while serving in the military as a power production technician. After her tour of duty ended, she worked at the Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, as a fuel system installer on the B-2 stealth bomber. In 2003, Dickson was able to pursue her passion and work with senior citizens confined in assisted living facilities. She also has a profound interest in the caring and rescue of animals. However, she found this venture to be extremely difficult as she cannot turn her back on any animal in need. Dickson resides with her husband John, four pugs, and four parrots in Spokane, Washington.

150+ Crafts and Activities for Seniors * by Kim Dickson
Publication Date: March 29, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 222 pages; 9781493188956
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 222 pages; 9781493188949
e-book; $3.99; 9781493188932

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