British Journal of Occupational Therapy
I highly recommend this book to occupational therapy students and people who are new to working with older people and are delivering activity sessions.
Ministry Today UK
many of the principles and ideas are relevant to churches working with older people. Simply written, ministers could benefit from this guide.
Being written by three professionals, this paperback provides a thoroughly-based read from an Occupational Therapy perspective. Their subtitle, "a practical guide to running successful activity-based programmes" offers a straightforward summary of their aims, while also confirming that this is a UK publication, and thus has more distinct links to, and for, an English readership.
This book is ideal if you are looking for a handbook on meaningful activity but one that includes some theoretical underpinning with excellent case studies and examples, this is it. The book is very well organised and easy to use without being superficial or glib.
Sound principles laid down here include respect for the dignity and personhood of clients, and their ownership of the process. Professionals are encouraged in precise planning, implementation, evaluation, participation in clinical supervision and reflective practice. Some of the book may give the impression that the work is easy. Deeper study of the text will dispel this misapprehension