Imagine That! offers TimeSlipsTM and Poetry Alive! improvisational storytelling and poetry programs for groups and individuals, led by Sarah Jacobus, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to creative engagement as a tool for meaningful self-expression, community building and fun.
recognizes the unique power of the arts to enhance a sense of purpose and belonging
invites elders to be active participants rather than passive recipients
validates the creative contributions of each participant
cultivates social connections
provides a sense of purpose and meaning
"She says, 'I should have had a pedicure!'"
And for people with memory loss...
focuses on imagination, freeing participants of the pressure to remember
ensures that people with memory loss are more than a diagnosis
Participants look forward to attending, and family caregivers enjoy seeing their loved ones more engaged and stimulated.
--Susan Belgrade, LCSW
Director, Freda Mohr Senior Center
Jewish Family Service Los Angeles
helps family members recognize what their loved one can still do, not what they've lost
builds a community that values all members