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This interview was conducted with Karen Jane Hayden and Rosemary Edwards at Solaris Camphill in Hudson NY on July 3, 2015. Karen Jane grew up in Poughkeepsie and has been at Camphill for over 40 years. Karen Jane talked about the numerous houses she has loved at Camphill and spoke about wanting her own apartment. Karen Jane and Rosemary talked about their relationship and the time they spend together. Karen Jane also talked about her relationship with Danny who has also lived at Camphill for over 40 years. Karen Jane talked about her love of movies and her vast collection of DVD’s. Karen Jane also spoke about other hobbies that she has, such as journaling, cooking, and baking. Karen Jane shared what a typical day looks like for her.
This interview might be of interest to people who want to hear about relationships, familial, romantic and work related. Other points of interest may be, collections, films, baking and journaling.
I am a Social Worker currently working at a long term care facility. I have been working in long term care for seventeen years and have worked with individuals with dementia ongoing. Prior to getting my Masters degree in Social Work, I was an Activity Director and I continue to maintain that certification, as well. The elderly are my favorite population and my residents with dementia are my favorite from that group. I plan to use what I learn at this workshop in my everyday interactions with the residents at my facility and may incorporate that knowledge with other practices.
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