King’s Grant unveils new tool for dementia

Linda’s work is featured in Virginia’s Martinsville Bulletin. She designed the Multi-Sensory Environment used at the King’s Grant Retirement Community, which is now featured in the January 2013 edition of the Bulletin. The article is as follows:
King’s Grant unveils new tool for dementia

Monday, January 14, 2013

By BEN R. WILLIAMS – Bulletin Staff Writer

Twin columns of bubbling, glowing liquid stretch to the ceiling and slowly shift from blue to red to green, while starbursts twinkle along the walls and a bundle of fiber-optic strands pulse with soft colors.

Support Letter regarding Interior Designers and MSE

I have been asked to write a supporting letter for why an Interior Designer should take a course on Multi-Sensory Environments. My answers would be the following: To understand how the impact of design can create a harmonious peaceful setting or one that puts individuals into high stressful visual environments Understand how shape, line and …

Another Testimonial

We would like to share another testimonial from a recent training session that Linda has done. This comes from Shanna C. Wright, RN BSN CDP, the Director of Health Services at the Kings Grant Retirement Community in Martinsville Virginia:

A Thank you from Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

It gives us great pleasure to post a testimonial that Linda has received from Linda Felix, MSE Committee Chairperson at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:

Linda Messbauer has been instrumental in helping our school at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES grow our Multi Sensory Environment over the past seven years. In 2005, we received a grant allowing us to purchase a few sensory devices. At that time I realized we needed a lot more information to go forward with the project.

A Thank You Letter to Linda

Hello everyone,

We would like to share with you a very touching letter that was sent to Linda to thank her for the time she spent at a recent workshop:

“Dear Linda,

Thank you for working with our son last Friday. There was a positive effect on him, lasting through the weekend. He seemed refreshed and talked about how he had liked the music and lights in the room. He mentioned you by name on several occasions, saying that you were a “nice person”!

I would also like to say thank you for having lunch with us. I appreciated having the opportunity to talk with you. The things that you said

Linda’s Sense-zational Upcoming Projects!

Linda has been very busy and some present 2012 projects underway are:

  • Training in Texas Jan. 17-20 Alzheimer’s Unit
  • Lecture at Downstate, Feb. 9, Occupational Therapy Department
  • Guest speaker and presenter at Guatemala’s Special Education Conference, Feb 18 -22 (Linda trained and coordinated the first Snoezelen Concept Room in Guatemala)
  • Miami AAMSE training, Feb. 26 – 27

The 9th International Snoezelen Conference

The 9th International Snoezelen Congress (ISNA) held in Paris Oct. 19-21, 2011 was a great success. With over 250 people and 15 countries represented, this venue offered many opportunities to exchange ideas and hear new concepts and research. Some of the interesting dialog was on the new draft of a more inclusive definition of Snoezelen/Multisensory Environments that is being put forth to the World.

An Update on Linda’s whereabouts

Linda would like to say hello to everyone who has been following the updates on the website (Have you noticed the new RSS feed in the Latest News section?). She is currently in Europe, and will be presenting a lecture at the ISNA event in France. From there she will be collaborating alongside her colleagues in the Netherlands! Stay tuned for more information, and the addition of upcoming workshops!