Sunday, April 22, 2012

Using the Montessori Approach to Support the Elderly


In this illuminating workshop, learn how the Montessori Method is being used in cutting-edge ways to support memory function and improve the quality of life in aging populations.

Alzheimer's Reading Room

Tom and Karen Brenner
Being curious, finding joy in accomplishment, helping a friend, learning new skills.

Whether you are 3 or 83, these human capabilities foster a sense of purpose.

In this illuminating workshop, learn how the Montessori Method is being used in cutting-edge ways to support memory function and improve the quality of life in aging populations.

Learn more about aging, Alzheimer’s, and dementia, and applications for Montessori materials and activities that are bringing joy and vitality to new generations.

I wanted to make those of you that might be interested aware of this upcoming webinar, Using the Montessori Approach to Support the Elderly, by Karen and Tom Brenner.

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7 – 8:30 PM (ET). If you are interested go here to get the registration details.


Karen Brenner, is co-founder and CEO of Brenner Pathways, a consulting firm offering Montessori-inspired brain fitness strategies for people living with Alzheimer's and dementia. A creative writing teacher at Brickton Montessori School in Chicago, IL, she is co-founder and a former teacher and administrator at Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School in Wheeling, IL. AMI-credentialed (EC).

Thomas Brenner, is an educator and researcher for the Illinois Department on Aging, in Chicago, where he instructs caregivers, case managers, and medical staff in best practices for elder care and conducts research on brain fitness, Alzheimer's, and dementia. With his wife, Karen, he is co-founder of Brenner Pathways, a consulting firm offering Montessori-inspired brain fitness strategies for people living with Alzheimer's and dementia. In 2010, he received the Good Samaritan Award from the Red Cross.