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Creating New Performances of Memory Loss, Dementia & Growing Older

A Short-Term Group
Led by Helen Abel & Eileen Moncoeur

Life Performance Coaching’s “Creating New Performances of Memory Loss, Dementia and Growing Older”, a four-week short-term group led by performance activists Helen Abel and Eileen Moncoeur is back by popular demand! This group is open to persons with dementia, their care partners, friends and family, younger adults who have a relative or friend who have memory loss, older adults who are grappling with aging-related issues, and everyone interested in transforming the dementia experience from stigma and fear to joy and growth.

Here is what some of our past group members have said about their experience:
“Creating New Performances of Memory Loss, Dementia and Growing Older” came along at just the right time for me. Feeling isolated by the Covid quarantine I was connected with a group of people who were in various stages of aging. I found myself really caring for the others, interested by their stories of trying to manage their often difficult life circumstances.”
“Considering dementia and joy in the same sentence or the same mind space was a new concept for me. Our discussions with people and their family members living with dementia and memory loss has removed some of my anxiety when the thought that me/my family could join others in coping with this condition.”
“Thank you for creating these groups. At times, the conversations among caregivers, people with memory issues, and friends were riveting, always honest. Facilitators Helen Abel and Eileen Moncoeur are skilled at helping participants reach deeper in a relaxed way. My husband and I were blessed to work with them in person before COVID and afterwards by Zoom.”

Helen Abel loves to help people create new ways of dealing with the challenges of everyday living, including growing older. Her 40 years of experience as a social worker and social therapeutic life performance coach ground her work at Life Performance Coaching. Helen has come to believe that she can most effectively help people develop by supporting them to use their capacity to create, perform, and play.   

Eileen Moncoeur is a strong advocate and leader in building developmental environments in her personal and professional life. She is a long-time member of the social therapeutic community and Executive Director of the HRDC | Sabal Foundation, which serves the poorest disabled children throughout the country.

For more information contact: Helen Abel