Guest Writer: Gloria Hoffner

Gloria Hoffner
Gloria Hoffner. Gloria Hoffner

Gloria Hoffner is the owner of Guitar with Gloria & Science for Seniors, hands-on activity programs that uses the latest brain research to provide a fun and educational experience for residents of all ages and abilities. A graduate of Temple University, Gloria is a columnist for Creative Forecasting magazine and website. Her book, Science for Seniors, is a winner of the Mature Media Merit Award.

She bring live music and hands-on science programs to senior care communities in PA, NJ and DE weekly and teaches Science for Seniors, Music and Memories,  Activities that Work for People with Dementia, and Transport to Adventure, all CE NCCAP approved courses in person and online at She has published a series of at-home science activities for ROS to be used in care communities and with the new NCCAP Home Activity Certification program. Her newest book, Going Places, Travel Adventures in Northern Europe, will be published by Idyll Arbor Inc. in July 2016.  Her other books: More Science for Seniors and Brain Boosting Games, and an ebook Feeding the Calendar Monster, are available on her website

Gloria has spoken at local, state and national health, CTRS, and activity professional conventions in the U.S. and Canada including Pioneer Network, NAAP, NCCAP and CTRS.

A musician for most of her life, Gloria performs live sing-a-longs as Guitar with Gloria in PA, NJ and Delaware. She is also a member of the Chichester Community Band and has performed with Tuba Christmas at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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