Placemats are tools that we have created to promote engagement. They keep older adults active, connected, informed and entertained.
PES placemats can be used in a classroom or at home during mealtimes or at any other time of day — they are great conversation starters!
Placemat features include brain teasers, weather, history, science, technology, health and nutrition, puzzles and intergenerational challenges.
Our activity placemats are available to home-delivered meal programs, senior centers and assisted living facilities.
Our curriculum is always mindful of PES (Purpose, Engagement and Socialization) to help our members and staff connect in the learning and sharing process.
School for Seniors provides activity placemats that stimulate long-term memories and build new ones.
The Maslow Hierarchy of Needs — a motivational theory — lists vitality, creativity, authenticity, playfulness, and meaningfulness as the highest level of needs. These may be critically missing in the lives of our older adults.
A Day in Class
It is all about “going back to school” for our students! It will bring back the good memories but also create new ones. Other activities include group exercises, art and music.
It is the “spirit” of connecting with one another and the “heart” of our program to provide our participants with love and a sense of belonging to a group.
Through engaging in activities and learning new things – friendships are easily formed among our group. Both staff and participants leave at the end of the day satisfied and feeling like we’ve all contributed to making a difference!