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Kassandra Jahangir

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services


Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Adult/Family Programs

Company/Organization: Terra Vista
Company/Organization website: https://www.terravista.org
Destination: Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: enloe@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
Assisting the activitiy director and coordinating enriching activities for the residents and their families to enjoy.

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment is being able to connect with the residents and build meaningful relationships with them.

I learned...
Everyone is different in the way that dementia and Alzheimer’s affects them. Different approaches work for different people and it is important to cater to the needs of the individual rather than treating everyone the same and expecting positive results.

Advice for others...
My advice for future students is to put yourself out there and try different things because you may think that you want to go in one direction and an opportunity comes along and ends up changing your mind. I thought that I wanted to work with families but I realized that I loved working with the elderly.

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