|About the Instructor|
Nancy Turco is a Certified Activity Director.
She holds a Texas Basic Certificate in Gerontology, issued by the Texas Gerontological Consortium, and has completed classroom studies and practical training on Physical Health & Aging, Social Environment & Aging, and Mental Health & Aging.
In 2008, she presented "Motivating Through Music" at the Texas Healthcare Association's 2008 Annual Activity Professionals' Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
She has had training in Naomi Feil's Validation Therapy. She is a Professional Member of the Nashville Songwriters' Association International(NSAI), CASACA (an Activity Coordinator's Association) in Austin, Texas. She continues to attend Alzhemier's, Memory and Dementia Seminars through INR and other educational facilitators.
Nancy has been working with the elderly for 20 years, motivating through Music Therapy, Reminiscing and Senior Sing Alongs at healthcare and assisted living facilities in the Austin area.
She is currently a Program Services Coordinator at an Alzheimer's Facility in Austin, Texas and is a facilitator of a monthly Caregivers' Support Group.
Nancy works with Alzheimer's patients on a daily basis and her enthusiasm and love that she gives to them is evidenced in the video. Her beautiful singing voice engages everyone that views the video and draws them into an atmosphere of joy through her programs of recreaitonal therapy for seniors.
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