Laurie Archer, Nursing Home Administrator Adrian, MO
"I gave a hand massage to calm on of our residents who has Alzheimer’s disease who roams. I caught her as she was winding up to 'sundown'. She sat down and let me 'practice for a class I took'. In ten minutes, she was asleep with her head on my shoulder. No medication was needed that night to calm her down. It was so cool!"
Ann Catlin Receives the 2012 One Concept Humanitarian Award
Ann Catlin, founder and director of the Center for Compassionate Touch, received the 2012 One Concept Humanitarian Award at the American Massage Conference in San Diego, California, on April 21. This award gives recognition to “individuals and organizations that have made significant, enduring contributions to humanity.” She was presented with a check for $1000.00 from Performance Health to give to the charity of her choice. Ann selected to award the gift to the Massage Therapy Foundation to support massage therapy research and community service for underserved populations.
The Center for Compassionate Touch, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, provides specialized training for massage therapists and other health professionals who work in eldercare and hospice. For more information visit www.compassionate-touch.org or call Ann Catlin at 417-844-8514.