Long Term Care

A Performer

Schuyler Ford grew up in the Hudson Valley, immersed in the enchanted legends of her Dutch and German ancestors.  Storytelling has always been a part of her life!

She is best described as "a fun and lively teller with heart!"

Audience participants said:

  • "Schuyler Ford possesses all the gifts a listener wants in a storyteller. Her stagecraft is seamless and vibrant; her voice, dynamic and fluid. She narrates with quiet intensity.  But the listener does not simply observe and admire. You become part of the process, a willing participant in the melding of story, storyteller, and listener. Schuyler beckons the characters from the tale and brings them into the room to meet you, reaching out, slipping your hand into theirs. You leave the room with the characters forever in your heart…as you should."  -Holly Bebernitz, Author, College Professor

  • "Schuyler is awesome!  I was totally lost in her stories." 

           -Ben Armiento, high school junior

  • "When Schuyler steps on the stage, she brings with her a deep well of storytelling experience and a huge heart that enables her to meet the needs of the listener. Get ready, because her stories will embrace you and take you where you have never been, and sometimes exactly where you need to go"                                                

          -Wanda Violet, Educator,  Author, Storyteller

  • "The other tellers told us good stories story, but Schuyler took us on a journey with her."                                           

          -A Tellabration!TM  audience member

Where has Schuyler shared stories?

  • CanalFest, Las Colinas, TX
  • The Connor Museum, Kingsville, TX
  • The Corpus Christi Museum, Corpus Christi, TX
  • The Florida Storytelling Festival, Mt Dora, FL
  • The Tallahassee Museum,  Tallahassee, FL
  • Westminster Oaks Storytelling Festival, Tallahassee, FL
  • Tellabration!TM 2014, Madison, FL
  • New Fairfield Senior Center, New Fairfield, CT
  • The Darien Library, Darien, CT
  • Newfield House, Plymouth, MA
  • Milford Bear Days, Milford, PA
  • Assisted living communities in CT, MA,  PA,  NY, NC, GA,  FL

About Schuyler

Email or call to talk about bookings!StoriesHeal@gmail.com

Where has Schuyler facilitated story workshops?

  • Senior Center, Lifelong Learning Extravaganza, Tallahassee, FL
  • The Tallahassee Museum,  Tallahassee, FL
  • The Florida Storytelling Festival, Mt Dora,  FL
  • Regional Activity Professional Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  • Corpus Christi Public Libraries, Corpus Christi, TX
  • The Alzheimer's Association, CT
  • The Darien Library, Darien, CT
  • Darien Public School, Darien, CT
  • Mercy By the Sea Retreat Center, Madison, CT
  • The Learning Tree of Madison, Madison, CT
  • The 1760 Peabody Bradford House, Kingston, MA

 An Educator

Schuyler  is also a seasoned Therapeutic Recreation Director focusing on work with elders; a dementia practitioner and support group facilitator.  Schuyler successfully completed the Alzheimer's Association's Train-the-Trainer program as well as the Museum of Modern Art's "Art and Alzheimer's" facilitator's course.

Sacred Sojourns® is a Workshop/Playshop empowering caregivers and long term care professionals to use story to enhance the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Additionally, Schuyler is a Certified Living Values® trainer for elementary grades and uses storytelling games and activities to help children explore values and character traits.

Insights from educators:

  • "My fourth graders saw a magical door open and they stepped right in. This kind of storytelling is life changing for a child."

             -Brenda Wade,  Teacher, Connecticut

  • "Wide-eyed kids! They were spellbound!"

             -Clara Lopes, Teacher, Massachusetts

And from health care professionals:

  • "Sacred Sojourns was hands-down the best professional development investment I've made in a long  time.

            -Freida Gorman, Activities Professional, Pennsylvania

  • "Schuyler teaches with passion, sensitivity and a sparkle. I highly recommend her as a storyteller and as an educator in health care.  Every long term care professional will benefit from her generosity and expertise."

           -Mark Barwise, Assisted Living Administrator