There' is much Joy and beautiful Art that can come from Building with LEGO Bricks!
I have loved LEGO bricks for as long as I can remember. I never gave my childhood collections away and continued to add to my collection as an adult. I always found a way to use them in teambuilding and tabletop exercises in my leadership and security management classes. My Mom Doris forgot who I was in 2014, yet somewhere in her brain memories remained of the thousands of hours that we spent making LEGO creations together, because whenever I would get the LEGO bricks out Mom's blank stare would disappear, her eyes would light up and she would instantly click the bricks together. I loved the fact that LEGO bricks became my primary connection to my Mom and were an incredible way for us to engage.
Building with the LEGO bricks kept Mom occupied and calm for long periods of time and she always seemed happy playing with them. I began offering LEGO classes for kids and adults since they brought so much happiness to my Mom, so in 2014 I became a trained facilitator in a methodology called LEGO Serious Play which helps organizations communicate and work together more effectively. I also wrote my own courses for kids and adults that taps into their creativity. I created a collection of LEGO fidget toys and puzzles for Mom when she could no longer build the way she used to. In 2018 I began using LEGO Serious Play with caregivers and those with dementia building Joy and Hope and became a trained facilitator for virtual sessions in 2020. In November 2021 we were featured in Season 4 Episode 6 of Robin Robert Thriver Thursday series which focused on our play and connection with LEGO bricks. As the photo on the left shows, Mom loved playing with LEGO bricks all the way up to a few days before her death on January 31, 2022.
This session is tailored specifically for professional caregivers in assisted living, memory care and adult day staffs as well as activity directors and other health care professionals! It's the perfect way to spend two hours using LEGO bricks to build new strategies for delivering the best possible caregiver experiences for the individuals they care for.
A perfect way to spend 90-120 minutes and it's fun for all ages! This session is designed to help caregivers relax and enjoy themselves as Loretta leads them through LEGO building fun that will help them build or rebuild lots of JOY, HOPE or Superpowers to conquer caregiving challenges!
This stress-reducing and confidence-building session is designed to show family and professional caregivers that even though the challenges of caregiving may bend them in many different directions at times, the challenges will not break them.
This session is the perfect event for those with dementia and their care partners to build memories together! The 60-90 minute session guides participants through building past events such as favorite holidays and vacations and uncovering memories long forgotten.
A perfect way to spend an hour or two and it's fun for all ages! Dream and Build your own art masterpiece! This program has had great success with residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care facilities! .
Designed for those who want to highlight a particular phase of their life or caregiver's journey, this session guides participants through a series of questions where the resulting answers become a beautiful piece of LEGO art inside the frame of participant's choosing.
The LEGO Serious Play methodology helps organizations and employees increase communication, collaboration, productivity and teamwork all while having fun!
Build 3-D Visions of your success using LEGO bricks! Unlock your creativity and use it to accomplish even greater success in your future!
The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method is an interactive, inclusive and fun facilitated event designed to enhance communication and listening skills for families, teams and organizations. Loretta has tailored her events for those with cognitive issues, their caregivers and professionals in assisted living, elder care, memory care, and health care.
Each participant builds their own 3-D LEGO® model using specially selected LEGO® bricks in response to tasks and questions posed by Loretta (a trained LEGO Serious Play facilitator). LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is an excellent tool for team building, goal and strategy development, creating a shared mindset, understanding each other’s point of view and finding solutions to shared challenges through creative thinking.
Two Hour Sessions
Up to 9 participants - $600
10 -15 participants - $70 per person
Cost includes LEGOs and handouts.
LEGO Serious Play event for honor, November 2021 in CA.