My Silver Diary

A Daily Activity Journal and Personal Contact Manager




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 122
ISBN : 9781412001809

About the Book

Where do you live? ...What did you do today... What do you need?

Daunting questions? Unfortunately for some, answers to such basic inquiries as these can sometimes lie just beyond easy reach. Welcome to My Silver Diary, a refreshingly simple and easy to use daily activity journal and personal contact manager developed especially for residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living centers.

More than a daily diary and address book, My Silver Diary consists of simple page layouts designed to serve as memory aids by storing the kind of information considered so essential to the comfort, safety, and peace of mind of care facility residents and their families. It organizes vital data regarding family members, friends, and professional contacts; diet, allergies and medication; and personal preferences and interests all in a single bound volume.

My Silver Diary includes guides for chronicling daily experiences and prompts the writer to record brief notes about the weather, events in the news, and activities and thoughts for each day. These categories have been strategically selected to help bring special interest, meaning, and continuity to the passage of time and to highlight such important aspects of functioning as orientation, memory and communication.

Although My Silver Diary was originally designed for use in residential care facilities, its application need not be limited exclusively to these settings. Its large print and simple format may appeal to anyone wanting quick and easy access to their most important contacts and daily ponderings without having to turn on a computer.

My Silver Diary accommodates one full year of daily journal entries. It is spiral bound so it lays flat on your lap or table, and you can view a single week at a time. Notice that actual dates have not been printed so you can begin using your diary the day you receive it and make your entries as often as you like. It could be the perfect gift for yourself or for your friend or loved one living in a residential care setting. It will be used and treasured in many ways every single day of the year and beyond.

About the Author

Jack Considine, LMSW-ACP is a professional social worker specializing in the field of gerontological mental health. He has a B.A. degree in Social Work from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Social Work degree from The University of Houston. Through his work with residents of nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living centers, he has come to know how important it is for his clients to have quick and easy access to vital information about themselves, their social support network, and the world in which they live. My Silver Diary was developed as a result of Jack's repeated encounters with this often unmet need, and the apparent lack of a universally available resource for addressing it. It is his hope that My Silver Diary will find its way to its intended audience and that it will, in some small way, contribute to a greater sense of comfort, safety and fulfillment for all who use it.

To contact the author, please email