Application of Sensory Integrative Strategies with Aging Adults


Contributed by Teri Reinemann

Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents Application of Sensory Integrative Strategies with Aging Adults on Tuesday, April 8, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty and staff, but registration is required. Visit to register and for more information.





Presenter: Mary Siniscarco, MS, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Chair, Health Studies Program, Utica College

This workshop will provide an overview of sensory integration as well as common sensory issues experienced by the elderly. Sensory integration refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Aging adults often experience changes in their sensory systems (balance, smell, taste, vision, and hearing) as a normal part of aging. However, these sensory changes can impact their overall level of function and independence. Specific sensory integrative strategies will be discussed to address needs and concerns. A generalized question-and-answer session will also be encouraged during the workshop.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Teri Reinemann at or (607) 274-1607. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.