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Reading2Connect® is a resident-directed, Montessori-based program, providing staff training and specialized reading materials to engage residents of all abilities. In any care community, the Reading2Connect® Program sparks residents’ imaginations, personal stories, laughter, an interest in learning, and much more. This program empowers residents, fostering enthusiastic participation, independence, and social connections.
Compensate for the challenges of individuals living with cognitive change

Retain the integrity of adult literature, reflecting the interests, strengths, and life experiences of older adults
Provide the backdrop and support for personal expression and genuine conversation

The Reading2Connect® books compensate for the challenges of individuals living with cognitive changes. While accessible and highly readable, our specialized books retain the integrity of adult literature, reflecting the interests, strengths, and life experiences of older adults. These books provide the backdrop and support for personal expression and genuine conversation.
Benefits:
  • An array of resident-led, age-appropriate and ability-appropriate activities
  • Increased staff satisfaction and decreased job stress
  • Effective non-pharmacologic responses
  • Positive family reporting when seeing their loved ones actively engaged and having fun
  • Positive reactions from prospective families and residents
  • All levels are approved for 3 NCCAP CEUs

Reading2Connect Coach Training

Upon successful completion of the three hour e-learning training course, participant is designated as a Reading2Connect® Certified Coach and as such, may share techniques with other professionals and families, have access to an online portal of coach resources, receive quarterly newsletters and be invited to special Coach Connect quarterly learning webinars.

Participants will receive a comprehensive training manual and access to all online resources.

Licensure

We license your organization to use the Reading2Connect® branded program and materials for one year. Annual renewal of certification is required.

Reading2Connect Training Materials example
How It Works


Step One
Selected staff members engage in in-person or online training. Upon completion of training, staff members are designated as Reading2Connect® Coaches and are authorized to implement the program in their community.
Who Are Coaches?
  • Administrators
  • Directors
  • Training Leaders
  • Managers
  • Marketing Liaisons
Step Two
Coaches offer Reading2Connect® experiences to staff members and conduct family and community outreach education.
Step Three
AGE-u-cate provides on-going support for Coaches throughout the license and subscription period. Depending on your subscription level, these benefits include:
  • Customer Support
  • Coach Connections and Educational Webinars
  • Access to Coach Resources
  • Automated Staff Training Reports
  • Additional Coach Trainings for new staff members
  • Consultations with an AGE-u-cate Advisor
  • Redemptions for REVEAL Aging one hour Training Courses
Foundational Level
Program license charge $3,125 one time
$40 / month
billed yearly or
$40 / month with annual commitment

Focused on Montessori-based approaches to engaging people living with dementia, the Reading2Connect® Foundational level provides support for those beginning or the journey of person-centered engagement.

Features
  • One Three-Hour Online Coach Training
  • 75 Books and Supportive Equipment
  • One Coach Manual
  • Shipping Costs
  • 10 Redemptions Reading2Connect Support Partner Training Course Training Course
  • Program Licensing Rights
  • Customer Support
  • Coach Connections and Educational Webinars
  • Access to Coach Resources
  • One additional Online Coach Training*
*Awarded every 12 months
Advanced Level
Program license charge $3,475 one time
$65 / month
billed yearly or
$65 / month with annual commitment

For organizations looking to deepen the culture of quality of life, the Reading2Connect® Advanced Level provides support with additional training resources to extend beyond the engagement or life enrichment team.

Features
  • 3 Three-Hour Online Coach Training
  • 75 Books and Supportive Equipment
  • Three Coach Manuals
  • Shipping Costs
  • Shipping Costs
  • 50 Redemptions Reading2Connect Support Partner Training Course
  • 50 Redemptions REVEAL Aging Promoting Quality of Life and Well-being Training Course
  • Program Licensing Rights
  • Customer Support
  • Coach Connections and Educational Webinars
  • Access to Coach Resources
  • Automated Staff Training Reports
  • One Additional Coach Training*
  • Two Consultations with an AGE-u-cate Advisor*
  • 30 Additional Redemptions for each Training Course*
*Awarded every 12 months
"TESTIMONIALS"

The Reading2Connect® program helps everyone with all different cognitive issues be able to connect. People with lower capabilities are able to read the Reading2Connect® books. Higher functioning residents read to others conducting their own reading discussion groups. These books truly are for all to enjoy!
—Brenda Addison, Activity Director
Magic happens when we pull together a Reading2Connect® group. These groups incorporate the eight dimensions of wellness -- it doesn’t get much better than that!
—Laurie Lynch-Young, Recreation Director
Seeing a group of residents reading to each other, you see them sharing joy and passion. You see the level of happiness brought forth by this program. It’s made all of our lives here that much richer.
—Kathleen Dess, Executive Director
As they age, most people notice diminishing hearing, vision, mobility, and memory. Interest in daily life wanes. Without intervention, life becomes closer to existence than pleasure. The Reading2Connect® books provide a method to slow this process. For those who feel reading has become too difficult, the startling white pages with the black bold letters bring back the ability to enjoy reading again. Each sentence is pretty much a paragraph and elicits conversation on its own. Using Susan’s books, residents share the most wonderful memories with such joy in the telling. Laughter and wonder abound. Easy to implement, Susan’s program fills a void in the lives of some of our most vulnerable senior citizens. It is a learning experience and so much fun!
—Judith Simmons, Senior Volunteer
Enterprise Plans
Need a plan for a large number of communities? We can custom tailor a plan for your organization
Contact: Laura Ellen Christian
Vice President of Client Engagement
817-857-1157 X 217