Category : Aging With Dignity

Scholars Help Nonprofit Tell Its Stories Of Caring As Court-Appointed 'Family'
3 years, 4 months ago Comments Off on Scholars Help Nonprofit Tell Its Stories Of Caring As Court-Appointed ‘Family’

Guardian Mitzi Kennard and Thor visit James at a Clermont County nursing home. Mitzi says she loves visiting James because he loves hunting, fishing and camping, as do her husband and sons. Thor and three other four-legged “team members” (Haylee, Mocha and Sadie) are frequent companions on visits, bringing smiles along with the guardians’ important […]

3 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Miami University Gerontology Students Find Joy In ‘Opening Minds Through Art’

Charitable Scholars Eleni Balli, Josie Ridgeway-Rader and Jessica Littrell have been on assignment with “Opening Minds through Art,” a program of Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center. Here is their report from the field:   Opening Minds through Art (OMA) aims to build bridges across age and cognitive barriers by creating a failure-free atmosphere, which is shared by […]

Glassblowers Create Art For Alzheimer's
3 years, 8 months ago Comments Off on Glassblowers Create Art For Alzheimer’s

University of Cincinnati communications major Rachael Shepler is on assignment with The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati. Jim Callaway, a professional news and commercial photographer, is a Charitable Words volunteer advisor. Here is Charitable Words project manager Brittany York’s report on Rachael’s first “professional” photo assignment. By Brittany York, Charitable Words Charitable Words Scholar Rachael Shepler […]

3 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Charitable Words Celebrates One Year, Plans Focus Areas, Internships For 2014

It’s been a year since Charitable Words was born on a white board in a small office in an elegant but aging historic building on Main Street, Cincinnati. The office has not changed much. The world around us has plenty. And 18 Charitable Words Scholars assigned to “learning and lending a hand” with nonprofits have […]

4 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Students ‘Opening Minds Through Art’

“I’m going to hold this picture by my heart all day.” “My mother had her paintings hanging on our wall, but I never appreciated them until now.” “Watch out for me…I’m an artist!” Touching words by some tremendous people, talented artists, we met Friday night at the Oxford Community Center. The occasion was an exhibit […]