The Golden Experience
Creatively Engaging the World of Aging!
-- Keynotes, Concerts, & Workshops --
My name is Kareen King, author of Engage! 28 Creative Enrichment Experiences for Older Adults (ArtAge Pub.). I work with organizations that want to create a culture where elders and their care partners are loved, validated, and creatively engaged.
As a Registered Drama Therapist and Creative Engagement Specialist, I can help you discover exciting ways to provide meaningful and engaging experiences for older adults as well as offer creative care-giving tools for caregivers and individuals in the field of aging services.
I would LOVE to work with you!
What people have experienced...
Kareen King is arguably one of the best and most creative singer-songwriters addressing the needs of our older adults in the USA. I have been in the field of aging for over 40 years and have never seen the likes of her before. Her capacity to teach not through lectures but through songs and stories. Her musical skill has been an effective way to teach direct care workers. You will not be disappointed by her compassion, her creative musicality and her wonderful stories to boot! While her time on stage is always entertaining, she can skillfully ground her message in the latest gerontological theories of the day. - Cullen T. Hayashida, Ph.D. – Former Director, Kupuna (Elder) Education Center, Kapiolani Community College
“I’ve been in this business for over 35 years. This is the best seminar I have ever sat through.” – Chuck Loucks, Administrator, Techway Health
Kareen King is a dynamic singer and songwriter who has captured the true heart of the elder and beautifully displayed this through her music. I have seen and heard her unique and inspiring keynotes and breakout sessions where she reminded us all of the importance of valuing individuals of long-term care homes and treating them with dignity and respect. Her music and stories are captivating and truly a JOY to hear! – Julie Wilson, RN, BSN, Person-Centered Care Trainer and Culture Change Consultant
May we all be blessed in our golden years to have a sincere advocate for our personal care, dignity, and independence who is as profoundly dedicated and talented as Kareen King. I think every person working in healthcare should hear her message. – PJ Prusia, Executive Director, Silvercrest at Deer Creek
And more . . .
You’re a brain stretcher. You make us look outside our world. This makes the week. Do we think of pains and aches? No we don’t. – Assisted Living Resident
"This was a marvelous resource in the understanding of human nature, relaying the real-life stories of long term care, speaking to the hearts of care givers, giving voice to the voiceless and compassion to the calloused."
"I was made to really 'feel' the individuals she sang about."
"The session was worth much more than the cost of the whole conference. Amazing!"
"She captured the humanity of our most frail and vulnerable older adults in a musical format. What a powerful teaching tool this is."
"Made me want to re-think what I do."
"I was moved and motivated to be the best I can be, the kindest I can be at work and all over. I was reminded that there is another point of view to each situation I'm in. I'm reminded that being kind might help someone today."