• Gerontologist, Life Enrichment Consultant Adjunct Member

    Christine Bailey, MA
    Madison, CT 06443


    Christine Bailey, M.A received her master’s degree in gerontology and B.A. in studio art and textile design. Since 1992 she has been helping seniors and their families enhance the quality of their lives in various ways. Integrating her background as a gerontologist, artist, Compassionate Touch® practitioner for the Elderly and Ill and aromatherapist, she has developed wellness programs for hospice, skilled nursing facilities, as well as life care communities.

    As a research associate at Yale University, she designed and facilitated educational programs for older adults as part of a large National Institute on Aging study to understand the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions on enhancing quality of life. She works with seniors, their families and healthcare providers as a life enrichment coach providing ways to live life with more confidence and peace of mind! Assessing the whole person in their environment, she understands how to tap into the strengths of a person, using sensory stimulation, relaxation, and life review modalities to reaffirm a positive sense of identity, regaining a sense of balance and better adjusting to life’s changes.

    Her experience as an Expressive Art Specialist in hospice taught her the importance of the present moment and not waiting to share family stories. She encourages everyone to capture the moment and preserve their family traditions, whether that is a story, music, recipes, old photos or letters. It will be a lasting legacy for generations.

    Since 2008, Christine founded Colorful Chronicles: Preserving the Memories recording oral histories and preserving not only the verbal legacies, but capturing the visual memories through photo collages, written stories, poems and even 3-Dimensionally through plaster hand casts. This life review process can be fun, educational for younger generations, and life affirming!