Origami is an exciting, motivating intervention that can be adapted to be used with many client groups to improve physical, cognitive and emotional skills. Parham & Fazio (1997) consider play to be an activity that is intrinsically motivating and voluntary. Origami is the art of folding objects from paper for pleasure that can be inspiring (Sakoda, 1997).
Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. The Eastern Kentucky University Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has supported community based seniors with memory loss for over 20 years. Our program, The Place to Be, offers cognitive vitality, health and wellness, creative expression and socialization 2 days per week for 4 hours each week.