Marianna Newman has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for over 32 years specializing in the Creative and Performing Arts. She has worked in various settings from her hometown in Providence, RI to Columbia, South Carolina. She received her BS in Therapeutic Recreation with a concentration in Dance from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. She immediately received her Master’s Degree as the Graduate Assistant in Therapeutic Recreation from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.
For her new gift to others, Marianna has combined her joy as a therapist and her love for photography to create a beautiful movie picture slide show for those who experience neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Parkinson’s. The therapeutic interventions have reached many populations with very positive outcomes. This movie has also been used with those who experience addiction, depression, stroke, PTSD, cancer, traumatic brain injury and other challenging life changing events. This film is children friendly.
This movie is a beautiful escape for the senses through beautiful music and vibrant original photographs arranged in 12 different chapters. The beauty of these photos provides a step into the outside world and provides reminiscence therapy. This DVD has also been used to provide company, enhance communication, socialization skills, as well as inter-generational activities. The title love song “Every Moment I Will Hold You” closes the film with love.
“This DVD is my gift of radiant love.”
OUR MISSION: Journeyscape Design is dedicated to awakening and enriching an individual’s brain, memory, senses, and environment. Through beautiful images and music a new adventure is created. Our DVD will provide support for individuals, families, patients, professional teams, and caregivers. Our product will engage those who experience Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Cancer, Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, progressive degenerative disorders, stroke, depression, loneliness, or any other life altering challenge.