Bird Tales- Together Green video

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With support from the Toyota TogetherGreen program and the TransCon Family of Homes, Randy Griffin, Dementia Care Specialist, and Audubon employee Ken Elkins developed "Bird Tales" a dynamic, unique, and low cost therapeutic program that brings the natural outdoor world of birds to people living with dementia. Working with facilities operated by Transcon Corporation, Ken launched Bird Tales to encourage participants to connect with birds on a multisensory level -- sight, sound, smell, and touch. Ken works with facility staff to improve the quality of bird habitat at each facility, incorporating practices like organic lawn care, landscaping with native species and setting up bird feeding stations. Ken and Randy also developed a training video and workbook to make this program easy to replicate and implement at other dementia care and assisted living centers throughout Audubon's national network. To learn more visit http://birdtales.audubon.org