Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops is happy to be able to offer a 6-week workshop at the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, beginning on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Designed to engage members in cognitive-rich prompted writing exercises each week, Feet to the Fire offers a perfect learning opportunity to spark memory and capture your authentic stories.
Writing is one of the most expressive art forms and for people it’s a wonderful way to access stories. Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops® ignite memories and engage aging adults in an active writing/reminiscing workshop. Using whatever means comfortable (paper and pen, tablet, computer), elders write about their particular memories, capturing personal stories for themselves, their families, friends and caregivers, forever documenting legacy. By writing and sharing their stories and memories with a Feet to the Fire Writers’ Workshops® facilitator, members feel necessary accomplishment, engage cognitively, and experience a sense of community and purpose. The program offers adults the chance to write their own stories with unique prompts and inspiration to reflect on the moments that mattered in their lives.
No previous writing experience is necessary; people shouldn’t be worried either about the mechanics of handwriting. As long as the writer can read their own work, the activity is very flexible. If needed, scribes can be a solution should handwriting or typing prove too difficult. The stories are not written “on the spot”, so each member will have time to think through the prompts given every week and write during their own quiet time.
The result is a wonderful, shared experience that provides lifelong learning engagement and positive social experience for those who attend.