"Theres gold in those hills"
With a captive curiosity, the residents, all whom have dementia, began studying the large green pans & bucket full of dirt. I began by reading excerpts from a secret California treasure book with stories of gold buried in the hills! Every single person was excited to find out if they had any gold in their dirt! The bucket contained real dirt from Cooper Creek in Julian California. Residents took turns panning and sifting, adding water and hoping for treasure! We did find a small ruby and a few gold flakes, but best of all, even our Alzheimer’s residents, found some buried memories!! Now we all have Gold Fever!