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For Latino Families with Children with Special Needs in Philadelphia.


El Programa

Para Familias Latinas con Niños con Necesidades Especiales en Filadelfia.

Publications/Awards

"My Music, My Life, My Peace".. Article Co-Authored by Brenda Torres CTRS

  

"My Music, My Life, My Peace".. Article Co-Authored by Brenda Torres CTRS on
LeadingAge Adviser Magazine
 

"My Music, My Memory"

I enjoyed working with Mrs. Moon in delivering individualized customized music sessions
 that  assisted in her emotional shifting and promoted memory recall.
 

The therapeutic intervention moved her to write and draw her memories in Flow. 

~
(One of her past producer was Desi Arnez's Producer Marco Rizzo
who wrote many of her song selections she sung at Lincoln Center)


Click to read the Publication: 

(On Page 19-20)

LeadingAge Adviser Magazine 


Find out more about the Music and Memory Program

Winning Essay for The Best Long Terms Care Team in the Nation McKnight's Long Term Care Magazine

Winning Essay for McKnight's Long Term Care Magazine for the contest  on The Best Long Team Care in the Nation.CNR Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn New York.

Find out more about McKnight's Long Term Care

AMDA American Medical Director's Award

 AMDA American Medical Director's Association

CNR Team Award by AMDA American Medical Director's Association for a Successful Fall's Decline Initiative for CNR Long Term in Brooklyn New York.

Brenda as the Recreation Director led her team of Recreation and Music Therapists in various recreational programs at different times of the day including evening that asissted in the high percentile of resident fall decline. This was one of many succesful initiatives approaches that earned recognition.


AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is the only medical specialty society representing the community of over 50,000 medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in the various post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings. The Society’s 5,500 members work in skilled nursing facilities, long-term care and assisted living communities, CCRCs, home care, hospice, PACE programs, and other settings.

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Awarded by Bed- Stuy Senior Task Force

Awarded by Bed-Stuy Seniors for "The Woman in the Frontline"

The Brooklyn Bed-Stuy Senior Task Force Recognized and awarded Brenda Torres for her community service as "Woman in the Front Line" Artwork Award by Ramona Candy.


Brenda's Advocacy Story:


Community Advocacy began at the age of 14 years old when Brenda interned for former Council woman, Manhattan Bourough President Ruth Messenger and Current Manhattan Borough President Hon.Gale Brewer. 

At Gale's second term swearing in,she asked Brends to stand up and introduced her to her guests then informed them how Brenda made a difference with New York's  sanitation department's garbage process after figuring how to better take care of the garbage pick up after aking on a project  at the age of 14years old. 


Brenda learned advocacy from  two  strong New York City Leaders who became her Mentors and friends. They publicly express how very proud they are of Brenda and her work and know how much she still contributes to helping seniors and  youth in the community.

Technohealer Individulized Computer Experience

Technohealer custom assesssment development

Creating an individualized computer experience starts from the start with a proper assessment tool developed by Mrs. Torres-Wells. She enjoys teaching student interns from High schoold and Universities how to apply the modified equipment and understanding the purpose in its use. The reward is  priceless when the experience is captured in the moment of explorarion and learning through a unique computer experience.

Tarmak Guarriello & Brenda Torres-Wells

Taimak Guariello Actor from the classic movie "The Last Dragon"

Tarmak Guarriello actor from the classic movie "The Last Dragon" and Brenda worked on several projects for the youth and seniors using both their talented skills including exercise instructions and computer programs. Brenda's  assisted in consultating and  development of  a wonderful youth program named "Taimak's Unfolding Dreams" for the youth.This is a sample of some of her consulting projects for community needs.


Read The Amsterdam News Article:


To view the Unfolding Dream facilitated click here: Unfolding dream


Find out more about Taimak's Unfolding Dream