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Sylvie Silver

Activities Specialist

Sylvie is the Executive Director of NAPA responsible for all aspects of the charities work. NAPA is recognised as the ‘thought leader’ around Activity Provision and Sylvie is the key influencer in achieving this. Sylvie‘s hands on experience was gained working in a nursing home for older people and prior to that with Adults with Learning Disabilities. Since then she has worked with, and trained, hundreds of care staff from senior management to grassroots workers to raise the profile of the importance of meaningful engagement and a life full of love and laughter. Read more

Posts by Sylvie Silver:

12th January 2017

A change in attitude is required

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

How often do we hear comments like “Mum doesn’t do much these days but she is in her 80s”. I...

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16th December 2016

A Vision for the New Year – It’s Time To Talk

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

I'm not a fan of New Year’s resolutions as, in my case and I suspect for many others, they are...

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21st November 2016

Arts Based Activities for Older People

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

I was delighted to be able to attend the National Care Forum Managers Conference last week. NAPA had worked with...

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31st October 2016

Activity Provision Is Vital for Health and Well-Being

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

Can you imagine sitting in the same spot for hours on end looking at the same unchanging scenery? This happened...

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15th October 2016

Making a Wish – Simple Ways to a Fulfilling Life

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

One of the benefits of being invited to speak at conferences is that you get to hear other speakers who...

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11th October 2016

Morning Rituals – Setting the Pace for the Day

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

  We all have rituals and routines in life that form part of our usual day. Many are such embedded habits...

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15th September 2016

NAPA – What do we mean by Activity Providers?

Sylvie Silver Activities Specialist

Often we have to explain this term, especially as it forms part of our charities title. We have debated an...

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