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Nancy O'Toole

Nancy O'Toole

I fell in love with Zentangle from the very first class I went to at my local library. Zentangle is everything I wish I had when I was a family caregiver to relax and, for a few minutes, get away from the worries of the day.   You see, as a family caregiver, I was confused and wondering why my parents weren’t doing what I was certain was best for them. I’d have conversations with my parents and I could feel the resistance rise between us like a wall and I could not figure out a way to get through to them.  This all changed when I shifted from trying to parent my parents to creating a partnership with them.  Once we developed this partnership based on care and respect, I could feel the “wall” of resistance come down and it was life changing. My experience as a family caregiver, a certified school teacher, and a Human Resource professional for more than 20 years led me to my mission to shift the conversation and the relationship in the aging community from parenting your parent to partnering with you parent and to provide support for caregivers and their aging parents by introducing them to products, services and resources to improve their quality of life. Zentangle is one of these resources.  For the aging and their family caregivers, Zentangle is a unique opportunity to relax and create something beautiful at the same time.  I’m confident you can tangle.  Why?  Because as an 8th grader I couldn’t draw without a ruler and almost failed art class as a result.  Now I think about that when I tangle and almost laugh out loud! I'd love to teach the art of tangling to the aging community and their family caregivers.   If you'd like to schedule a Zentangle class with me for your senior center, retirement community, assisted living facility, faith based family caregiver or seniors group, or for any group of seniors and/or their family caregivers, please give me a call at 215-350-1170 or e-mail me at Nancy@LiveAtHomeSeniors.com.  I'd love to get your group scheduled so they, too, can experience the benefits of Zentangle.