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  The original Science for Seniors with Gloria Hoffner is absolutely ground-breaking. Gloria Hoffner is a journalist with over 30 years’ experience including 20 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Since 2007 she has written on senior issues as a columnist for the international publications including Creative Forecasting Magazine, A New Day Magazine, Activity Connection and She has also authored Science for Seniors and Going Places in Northern Europe Armchair Adventures and Activities, both books published by Idyll Arbor Inc. She self-published More Science for Seniors, workbook with additional experiments and trivia and Brain Boosting Games, with fun international math games. Her credentials include a B.A. from Temple University, graduate credits in astrophysics from West Chester University, Activity Director Certification, Activity Consultant Certification and Dementia Practitioner Certification. Our organization supports Project LinusNativity Stitchers, and Chichester Community Band.


Science for Seniors, a hands-on guide for activity directors, is published by Idyll Arbor Inc. It contains over 70 easy, safe, hands-on science activity programs including trivia, video suggestions, resources and step by step experiments on topics from ocean to volcano and plants to planets. 

More Science for Seniors, a  workbook, continues the fun and learning with over 80 additional science topics and experiments from how do sharks float and to creating a Blob creature for Halloween. 


“Gloria is a very knowledgeable and energetic presenter with her sessions and provides a wealth of knowledge and resources within her presentations.


 Marilyn Radatz MS, CTRS, Past President of the New Jersey/Eastern PA TR Association.

“Gloria is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker and keeps the attendees engaged. We had numerous requests to bring her back.” 


Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP SCAPA Professional Development Chair.

“Everyone was raving about how much fun they had and all the new things they learned that evening! It was extremely insightful. The “wow” factor was definitely set.” 


 Erin Cali, MOCAP Corresponding Secretary.


A Word From Gloria...

I am the creator, author and trademark owner of the original Science for Seniors winner of the NCCAP First Place Best Practice Award, Mature Media Award, and seven other awards. I have written science column for Activity Connections and A New Day national magazine and the website I am the author of four books - Science for Seniors, More Science for Seniors, Going Places In Northern Europe Armchair Adventures and Activities and Brain Boosting Games. I have 5 online NCCAP certified classes for activity professionals at on Science for Seniors, Programs for People with Dementia, Music and Memories; Sensory Science and Science for Seniors II. And I have spoken at national, state and regional activity, CTRS and healthcare conventions including NAAP, NCCAP, and Pioneer Network, in 28 states and Canada.

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