University of Evansville

Gerontology Center

The Gerontology Center at the University of Evansville provides aging-related programs both to UE students and to community members interested in learning more or advancing their skills in the field of gerontology.

Activity Director Materials

Materials may be viewed in the Gerontology Resource Center. Organizations and institutions may check out selected materials for a limited time. Inquire via e-mail.

  • I Remember: Bingo – A Social, Interactive Reminiscence Game, created by Estelle and Jay Leutenberg and Kathy L. Khalsa, 2003.
  • Working with Groups on Spiritual Themes – Structured Exercises in Healing, Vol. 2, by Elaine Hopkins, Zo Woods, Russell Kelley, Katrina Bentley and James Murphy, 1995.
  • Make Your Point! – Trivia Game, by Cindy Van Dusen, 1999.
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 1, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 2, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 3, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Sing-Along with ElderSong – Old Songs in Low Keys Vol. 4, 1994, (Includes Cassette Tape and Lyrics Book).
  • Yesterdays – A Collection of Short Stories, Nostalgic Photographs and Related Programming Materials for Older Adults, by Nancy Dezan, 1995.
  • Meaningful Life Skills – Reproducible Activity Handouts for Older Adults, by Estelle A. Leutenberg and Kathy L. Khalsa and illustrated by Amy L. Brodsky, 2003.
  • The Non-Competitive Activity Book, by Robin Dynes, 2002.
  • Allie Learns About Alzheimer's Disease – A Family Story About Love, Patience and Acceptance, by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Tom Dineen, 2001.
  • The Memory Workbook – Breakthrough Techniques to Exercise Your Brain and Improve Your Memory, by Douglas J. Mason and Michael L. Kohn, 2001.
  • A Family Caregiver's Guide to Planning and Decision Making for the Elderly – Forms, Checklists, and Practical Advice on Health, Housing, Finances and More, by James A. Wilkinson, 1999.
  • Monthly Planner Series, by Becky Daniel White, (2002):
    • January – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pies, Old Time Radio, Hugs, Books and Automobiles.
    • February – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Snacks, Weddings, Love, Rip-Roaring Twenties, and Golf.
    • March – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pancakes, Superstitions, Spring, Those Fabulous Forties, and Major League Trivia.
    • April – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Armchair Traveling, Gardening, Laughter, Siblings and Tennis Anyone?
    • May – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pen Pals, The Sassy Sixties, Mother's Day, Eggs, and Celebrate Your Heritage.
    • June – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Fruit, Seventies TV Programs, Father's Day, Summertime, and Fishing.
    • July – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Butterflies and Insects, Painting, The Thirties, Berries, and Patriotism.
    • August – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Reminiscing About Friends, Barbecuing, Smiles, Fairs, and Bowling.
    • September – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: 1950s Television, Grandparents, Ice Cream, School Days, and Good Neighbors.
    • October – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Pizza Pizzazz, Oscar Winners, Venting Frustration, Word Puzzles, and Wildlife.
    • November – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Peanut Butter, Charity, Native Americans, Collectibles, and Thanksgiving.
    • December – Five Weekly Units and Activities Including: Up, Up and Away, Generosity, Snowflakes ‘n' Wintertime, Football – Run with It, and the Flavors of Christmas.
  • Gentle Exercises and Movement for Frail People – With Instructional Booklet and Illustrated Flashcards, by Myfanwy Hook, 1997.
  • Age Happens – The Best Quotes and Cartoons About Growing Older, selected by Bruce Lansky, 1996.
  • What's So Funny About Getting Old? – A Collection of Cartoons, Quips, Quotes and insights, by Ed Fischer and Jane Thomas Noland, 1996.
  • Daily Doses of Nostalgia – A Focus Topic for Each Day: Something to Think About, Something to Talk About, by John and Fran Artman and illustrated by Kathy Marlin, (1996):
    • Spring Months (March-May)
    • Summer Months (June-August)
    • Fall Months (September-November)
    • Winter Months (December-February)
  • Recreation for Older Adults – Individual and Group Activities, by Judith and Jerold Elliott, 1999 - 2 copies.
  • Activities for Older People – A Practical Workbook of Art and Craft Projects, by Brian W. Banks, 2000.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 4, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 5, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Eldertrivia Vol. 6, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Say It With Music – Music Games and Trivia, by Beckie Karras, 1990.
  • Writing Your Life – An Easy-to-Follow Guide to Writing an Autobiography, by Mary Borg, 1998.
  • Mental Aerobics – A Resource Manual of Mentally Stimulating Group Activities, by Nancy J. Lewthwaite, 1986.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 1, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 2, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • You Be the Judge – True Stories to Jump-Start Lively Discussions, Vol. 3, by Nancy Dezan, 1996.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 1, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 2, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 3, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Eldergames – The Wiz Quiz, Vol. 4, by Leonard and Jaclyn Kelly.
  • Skits for Seniors – Humorous Plays, Vol. 1, by Jean Vetter, 2000.
  • Skits for Seniors – Humorous Plays, Vol. 2, by Jean Vetter, 2000.