Developing an activities programme for older people
This is a part-time course for staff working with older people in day and residential care settings. It will be of particular interest to nursing, care and other staff involved in activities programmes in long-term, day care and community settings. This course introduces participants to practical and creative approaches designed to improve quality of life for older people in care and community settings. The course develops participants' practical and theoretical understanding of psychological and social transitions associated with ageing. It involves reflection on practice from a social care value base. Using experiential and creative learning methods, participants develop approaches to designing and implementing activity programmes in their work settings. The emphasis throughout is on developing positive communication skills, facilitating developmental activities and fostering meaningful participation with and for older people. The content includes psychological and social transitions, professional practice, communication skills, art, music and drama, spirituality, organising social and physical activities, dementia care and older people and community.
The course involves 30 class contact hours delivered over 5 full days (1 day per week) and leads to a DIT Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate (5 ECTS credits at NQAI Level 7).
Details available from:
Dr. Carmel Gallagher,
Tel.: 01-4024197, email@example.com
Ms Phil Keogh,
Tel.: 01-4024212, firstname.lastname@example.org