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The Slog

The Slog

by Patrick McNerthney Last week we discussed the benefits of one of my favorite things: Naps! What, you didn’t read last week’s post? Well, it’s right here. Go for it! We’ll wait. Okay, ready?  Along with naps we discussed the importance of incorporating down...

Seniors Continue Making Art Thanks to the L3 Harris Foundation!

Seniors Continue Making Art Thanks to the L3 Harris Foundation!

We could not have reached out to so many of our beloved elderly without help. The pandemic has taken a toll on people in so many ways--nursing homes remain short-staffed and overworked, with third and fourth rounds of Covid; one positive test can lead to another total...

Hitting Pause Helps

Hitting Pause Helps

by Patrick McNerthney In our last post we pointed out how the natural rhythms of our world create opportunities to keep moving forward. Fun! Spring is low-hanging fruit for this kind of thing, as it’s the season of growth and beginning anew. I jumped right on this...

Collaboration with 412 Food Rescue Continues…

We are so happy to report that a second batch of 200 Individual ART2GO Lessons has gone to 412 Food Rescue to be distributed to City of Pittsburgh seniors living in local high rises. Thanks to their spirit of collaboration, we make the lessons and they include them in...

Home Improvement Springs Eternal

Home Improvement Springs Eternal

by Patrick McNerthney Spring is here. I can tell because hardware stores across the nation, including the mega stores like Lowes, Home Depot, etc., start advertising how we should all be tackling those spring, “Do It Yourself” (DIY), home improvement projects. How...

Social Robots for Autism

Social Robots for Autism

Teleoperation Interface Usage in Robot-Assisted Childhood ASD Therapy Long, complicated title; in a nutshell, this well written paper explains how the use of socially assistive robots produces measurable benefits for children on the autism spectrum. Awesome read for...