Wisdom Care was founded by Karina Koloch and Paula Winograd in 2015. In our first 10 months we have served over 300 older adult women in New York City with Alzheimer’s and related neurocognitive conditions as well as other physical and emotional challenges of old age. Our work is rooted in a heart-centered approach to aging, where care is focused on emotional, social, mental and spiritual well-being, and is explored through all the living senses. In situations where most independence is taken away by disease or living conditions, we work to open up internal space where we can dwell in those places where independence is still available, from which personal and community growth can be explored, and compassion, kindness and self-esteem cultivated.
We integrate in the sessions we offer practices such as mindfulness-based elder care, sound meditation (with the use of overtone-playing instruments), voice and music therapy, sensory stimulation (herbs, flowers and other elements and tools), gentle movement and massage, guided imagery and visualization, and storytelling to enrich the lived body and emotional experience. Both verbal and nonverbal modes of interaction are explored, based on healing approaches used in transpersonal and contemplative psychologies.
We are currently in the process of seeking 501(c)3 status.