An Elder and Dementia Companioning Service
Well-come to SANDS OF TIME
an elder companioning service dedicated to late life development
The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning;
only its meaning and purpose are different. What youth found
and must find outside, those of life’s afternoon must find within.
- What if aging actually offers us another way of being-in-the-world?
- What if the many challenges of late life, including memory loss, can be the doorway into a deeper part of our being?
Through thoughtful discussion, poetry reading and writing, meditation, eldertales and sandplay*, Sands of Time invites elders with and without cognitive loss, to experience their lives as meaningful and enjoyable.
*Sandplay is a method of engaging the unconscious or unknown aspect within each of us. It consists of a box of sand and numerous miniatures. Elders choose from among these miniatures and position them in the sand, constructing a sand picture. The act of creatively engaging with the materials allows a story to unfold that mirrors the elder’s inner state in the moment. This experience of mirroring can lead to delight, a release of anxiety and a deeper connection both within oneself, one’s environment, and with the facilitator. Sandi has spent the last ten years promoting the use of Sandplay with elders. To learn more about this process, read her article in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging: Using Sandplay to Explore Inner States. Read more…
Sandi has a Master’s degree in Jungian psychology, training as a spiritual director and 25+ years experience working with elders in a variety of settings and capacities. She has written two books which are in publication: Aging Matters: Explorations in Late Life Development, and Sandplay and Dementia: Revisioning Memory Loss.
Sandi is part of a collective of woman offering creative avenues to live fully in older age. She can be reached at Sandi4eldercare@gmail.com or 510-529-1500. Additional information about Sandi’s work and the collective, Soul2Soul, can be found at https://soul2soul-seniors.com/