Americas

Move over, hygge: It’s time to sniff and doze in a Snoezelen room

By Jon Tattrie, CBC News July 4, 2018 The L'Arche community in Halifax has opened one of the first Snoezelen rooms in Nova Scotia, designed to bring a calming respite for people with disabilities. Like the Danish idea of hygge, which caught on last year, snoezelen comes from Europe. Depending on the translation, the Dutch…
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Sacred Heart gets ‘Snoezelen’ room

By Jim Thompson, NWFDailyNews.com May 29, 2018 MIRAMAR BEACH — Tucked away in a corner of the second floor of the Medical Office Building at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is what looks, at first glance, like the best playroom ever. Among its features are a ball pit, stuffed animals, thick pads on…
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Grande Prairie centre gets futuristic ‘Snoezelen’ room

By Kevin Hampson, Daily Herald-Tribune May 6, 2018 A Grande Prairie community support centre has acquired a futuristic “sensory stimulation room,” designed as a therapy for people with conditions such as autism, dementia and brain injury. Mountain Plains Community Services Society of the North recently opened a Snoezelen room, developed in the 1970s in the…
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