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Diane Sadler Martin

Diane Sadler Martin, American geriatric activity consultant. Certified activity consultant National Certified Council Activity Professionals. Recipient Outstanding Honors in Community Relations award Virginia Health Care Association, 1983-1986, 88; Activity Programming grantee VA Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy, 1984.


  • Martin, Diane Sadler was born on November 27, 1939 in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. Daughter of Robert Watson and Elizabeth Randolph (Dey) Sadler.

  • Education

    • Student, Colby College, 1959. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1961. Postgraduate, University Virginia, 1974.

      Postgraduate, St. George's College, 1988. Postgraduate, Berkeley Division School, 1988.


    • Teacher art Fairfax (Virginia) Public Schools, 1961-1962. Private practice Halifax, 1967-1973. Activity consultant Twin Oaks Convalescent Home, South Boston, Virginia, 1974-1982.

      Activities department head Woodview Long Term Care, since 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Certified activity consultant National Certified Council Activity Professionals.


    • Author: (with others) Operation No Generation Gap, 1985, Spirituality and Aging, 1993, Activity Key to Holiest Health Care, 1991. Co-editor: Do Preachers Really Like Fried Chicken, 1991, New Start for the Young Art, 1999.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member, chairman Commission on Aging, Norfolk, Virginia, 1974-1988. President Parent-Teachers Association, Halifax County, Virginia, 1980. Executive board Virginia Coalition on Aging, Richmond, 1981-1985.

    Provencial coordinator Episcopal Society on Aging, 1985-1987. Member National Association Activity Professionals (educator 6 national conventions for geriatric activity professionals), Virginia Association Activity Professionals, Virginia Health Care Association (state activity certified supervisor 1995-1900).



    Painting, creative writing, camping, whitewater, biking.


    • Married Alfred Clark Martin, August 26, 1961. Children: Johnathan, Laura, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Alfred, Heather, Christopher, William, Anna.
    • father: Robert Watson Sadler
    • mother: Elizabeth Randolph (Dey) Sadler
    • spouse: Alfred Clark Martin
    • children: Johnathan Martin
    • Laura Martin
    • Elizabeth Martin
    • Benjamin Martin
    • Alfred Martin
    • Heather Martin
    • Christopher Martin
    • William Martin
    • Anna Martin
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