Bring CircleTalk to You
CircleTalk is a weekly one-hour conversation group with specific themes and activities guided by Certified CircleTalk leaders trained in best practices of group engagement principles. Leaders use a thoughtfully designed, customized curriculum to match the interests and needs of older adults.
Sessions are participatory and focused, promoting deep and meaningful expression, and listening. Discussions are both structured and spontaneous, and cover a multitude of life themes: important moments; people; love; cherished belongings; giving thanks; being thanked; living through historical moments; reflection on seminal life events; and much more. We provide an environment for members to discuss what life has meant and now means to them, and enriching their social and emotional experience in a residential and other settings where seniors gather.
CircleTalk can be easily adapted for groups with dementia and physical challenges such has hearing and vision loss.
Bring Our Certified Leaders To You
You can immediately provide the CircleTalk experience by bringing in trained, certified CircleTalk leaders who supports set-up of a CircleTalk program. This includes promotion, marketing and recruitment activities and materials. Our certified CircleTalk leaders conduct a 12-meeting program with the option for continuing or adding more groups in your organization without you having to commit your important staff resources to establish the program.
Contact us to set up a free, introductory one-hour meeting and demonstration of the CircleTalk experience.
Train your staff to lead CircleTalk
Develop staff confidence and expertise using CircleTalk processes and activities and sustain it as a key programming strategy to attain social engagement goals.
We train and certify your staff to incorporate CircleTalk as a regular part of residential life with our step-by-step curriculum.
Organizational training includes:
- One-day CircleTalk leader training;
- CircleTalk Leader Manual and Curriculum and Leader Kit and supportive materials to incorporate CircleTalk as an ongoing part of your community;
- 12 months of consulting/coaching successfully sustain CircleTalk within your organization.
Contact us to create an organizational training plan.