Lectures are a great way to exercise the brain and learn something new! Jeff Kampf’s mission is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, by providing a stimulating college level lecture, workshop, and seminar environment through a resident-driven program. Residents, and directors can choose the topics they are interested in, or we can suggest a topic for them. Go to our lecture page and see our lectures. Check in often...Jeff Kampf is constantly adding topics.
Nostalgic music, and film holds magic. A great song, or scene from an old movie can conjure up memories or transport you back to the good old days. Music and film enhance moods, improve interest levels and increase positive emotions. Those with dementia and Alzheimer’s have been known to increase communication with others after listening, or seeing nostalgia. It can quickly trigger a memory from when they were younger.
Travel can have a dramatic impact on people’s views and perceptions. It can also facilitate curiosity and break down cultural barriers. As we age, mobility issues or the loss of a travel partner can sometimes interfere with our love of travel. But today, technological advances have made “armchair travel” an option for rediscovering the world without leaving the comforts of home. Instead of going out to explore a destination, take a virtual vacation. Your residents will love to walk down memory lane. Thinking about and reminiscing about past trips and old acquaintances. Most will vividly recall the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of that holiday from long ago.
Virtual reality is creating amazing new opportunities for seniors. For seniors, virtual reality can open doors that might otherwise have remained shut. VR can be not only fun, but also beneficial in combating loneliness and isolation. Virtual reality enhances established neural pathways and increases cognition.