Paula J. Fischer

Cindy was the keynote speaker for WRAP (Wisconsin Recreation & Activity Professionals) at our state convention with 3 periods of entire group participation.  She then offered smaller, more intimate sessions for breakouts in the morning and afternoon.    The stage was set for each of us to discover why certain persons always show up on our door steps wanting something, a deeper understanding of the personal gifts we have to give to other humans, and better ways to understand and interact with residents and families.

The knowledge of what we each give to other humans is extremely helpful in our daily working lives with the elderly.   Observing those with various forms of dementia after going through these sessions has helped many unlock some of the “whys” of actions by our residents.

As those that put a name to their “gift” stood up at the last session and shared, you could feel the pride, understanding and empowerment that came with the knowledge Cindy brought to us.  It was an enlightening day for all the participants!

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