Activities Therapy Training for Elder Care -23rd Sept & 18th Nov 2021 9.30-4.30

Date Location Price / Members Price Places Trainer Book Online or Enquire
23rd September 2021 @ 10.00-16.00 Wexford Chamber Office € 160.00 / € 160.00 10 available ImaginationGYM

Please note resource packs need to be purchased as part of the training (€110 per pack, only 1 per nursing home required)

23rd September 2021 & 18th November 2021 9.30-4.30


This course provides knowledge on how to deliver an effective programme of activities for Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients. It involves training care professionals in the ImaginationGYM® method so they can run progressive workshops for clients in their care on a regular basis

The training takes place over 2 days with the second day occurring 8 weeks after the first.  The training teaches care professionals the methodology for structuring workshops and how to use the ImaginationGYM® resources that are required to run an effective workshop for their clients. The course participants will use the program with their clients during the intervening period between the two training days and various assignments and targets are assigned. The workshop inputs include imagination and storytelling, olfactory and musical stimulation and light touch massage


Who is this course suitable for?

In the nursing home and healthcare sectors training in ImaginationGYM® is suitable for a range of care professionals depending on their role in their establishment or community. These would include nurses, occupational therapists, activity managers and their staff whom are involved in providing activities for Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients. All the ImaginationGYM® training programs are recognised for continuing professional development points (CEU’s) by the Irish Nurses and Midwifery Board and in the UK, when the course is taken under the auspices of Training2Care UK.


There are cumulative benefits for clients & staff:


  • Pleasant engaging activity which they look forward to on a regular basis
  • Provides an attractive & safe environment for the client
  • Reduces Stress
  • Helps with sleeping difficulties
  • Improves communication
  • Encourages more social engagement
  • Non invasive and self paced to the clients individual  needs & tastes
  • Can reduce pacing
  • Can help reduce medication in some cases
  • Group activity or one to one in clients room where needed
  • Can be helpful with behaviour management
  • Cumulative positive affects over time


  • A pleasant activity that staff enjoy organising
  • Because ImaginationGYM works for everybody staff can accrue some personal benefits
  • Can improve communication between staff and client
  • Reduces the stress of the work environment for staff
  • Peace of mind as the workshop methodology is designed to comply with all health & safety requirements and this is included in the training
  • Many organisations that use ImaginationGYM also use it as part of their welfare program for staff and run staff specific workshops
  • Certification presented after two day course has been completed. Renewable every two years. Advanced training option also available.

The workshop program uses a combination of Audio Story, Musical & Senses stimulation to a fixed methodology. Preparation of the environment is a very important part of methodology and contributes to its successful outcomes. The ImaginationGYM Workshop Program for Alzheimer’s & Dementia is used extensively throughout Ireland in Nursing Homes and Hospitals