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Delia Silvester

Delia Silvester first trained as a ballet dancer and then as a PE instructor. She worked for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) and the British Nursing Association, and over a period of twelve years, through outreach work in care homes, developed a series of movements-to-music and dances specifically designed to address the mobility and memory limitations of older people. Delia ran workshops for activities organisers on behalf of the National Association of Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA) in south-west England. In 2004, she founded Dance Doctors, a dance company that performed in care settings, teaching both residents and staff.

JKP publications by Delia Silvester

  1. Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

    Dance and Movement Sessions for Older People

    A Handbook for Activity Coordinators and Carers

    Delia Silvester with Susan Frampton

    This handbook will empower carers to run safe, rewarding and health-giving dance sessions with older people, including those who are wheelchair-bound or living with dementia. It covers risk assessment, preparing the venue and choosing props and music, and includes instructions for 20 dances drawn from a range of cultures and traditions. Learn More
    2013, Paperback / softback, 9.92in x 7.52in / 252mm x 191mm, 160pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-470-6
    2013, Ebook, ePUB, 112pp, £17.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-846-6