Montessori for Dementia and Ageing, Chester

Special Announcement: Anne Kelly will also be speaking at the EPiC Destination Success Conference being held in Cheshire West on Wednesday, 20 March 2019.  For further information click here.

Workshop Information

The Maria Montessori Institute will be holding a two-day workshop on Montessori for Dementia and Ageing. The goal of the Montessori programme is to support people living with dementia by preparing an environment that enables them to care for themselves, others, and their community. This innovative approach can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care and can be used at home as well as in residential care settings and hospitals.

The workshop will be presented by Anne Kelly, a Montessori Dementia Consultant, and will focus on the Montessori for Ageing and Dementia programme criteria, as established by the Association Montessori Internationale. Participants will receive handouts and a certificate of completion from AMI.

The Montessori approach enhances quality of life for people living with dementia by creating an environment in which they can succeed. Individuals are given roles, routines and activities tailored to their abilities, enabling them to be as independent as possible and have a meaningful place within their community, resulting in positive outcomes for both the older adult and those who care.

The workshop is suited to carers, nurses, support workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, family members, volunteers and community support workers.

Here is what participants of previous workshops had to say:

“Passionate presenter - very experienced, lots of stories, but able to demonstrate underlying research and science.”

“It changed my way of seeing dementia.”

“An incredible positive journey through optimism and possibilities, through a philosophy that deeply corresponds to my feelings. I feel so charged. I met so many interesting people, the atmosphere of the group was respectful and well intentioned, challenging.”

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:30 to 16:30
Freedom Church, Chester City Mission
6 Hunter Street
Chester CH1 2AR
United Kingdom