May 2015

TAO June Workshop, sponsored by National Center for Creative Aging

June House Concert with Gina Dalmas

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June Workshop to train artists, teachers, staff and
Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) NYC is a Brooklyn program that honors elders as ‘bearers of history.’  Their Living History Methodology approach brings elders together for shared arts programs and experiences.  In this way, the arts capture legacies in stories, poetry, art and song, and build community for our most senior citizens.  On June 18, Jennie Smith-Peers, ESTA Executive Director, will be in Hampton Roads to present a workshop for TAO on how they conduct their 'arts as legacy expressions' programs.  This workshop is recommended for caregivers, artists, teachers, students and others interested in community service to the elderly.  TAO artists and program partners will receive a discount.  Link to  workshop registration is here
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The National Center for Creative Aging offers FREE, online training, in a series of modules, for artists, caregivers, staff and others wishing to effectively use the arts in service of others.  The course is full of program ideas for all arts modalities, facilitator tips and benefits information.  TAO artists who complete this course will be offered program considerations and incentives, to the greatest extent possible, and we encourage ALL participating artists to take advantage of this wealth of information.

Night-time is the right time for these dementia sufferers. 
"Sun-downing" is the term used to  describe the agitation seen in about 20% of dementia sufferers.  The Hebrew Home in the Bronx has set up a night-time, non-residential program, complete with dancing, live music and other activities, to engage with these individuals and help their loved ones maintain sleep and quality of life.   read more The Atlantic, April 2015

"Living History Methodology" workshop to teach skills to help elders leave a creative legacy expression through the arts
June 18, 9 am - 3 pm
WHRO Studios
$75 g.a., includes lunch
Elders, TAO artists and partners discounts apply; call us at 965-5155 for more info; register here.

Sundance Film Festival 2014 People's Choice Winner
for Best Documentary
Wednesday, May 13
The Memory Center
Old Donation Road, VB
6 pm  FREE   RSVP here.

What's a House Concert?  Gina Dalmas, Cow-Tippers and Special Guests perform for TAO in Ghent on June 13.
A house concert is a private party, given by a gracious host, to support a good cause.  On Saturday, June 13 we'll be under the stars in Rick Mapp's lovely garden, with refreshments, fantastic live music by Gina, her band, and special guests, dancing and plenty of fun.  Tickets are $25 in advance; proceeds benefit TAO.  Send a check  for your seat(s), to Rick Mapp, 715 Shirley Avenue, Norfolk, 23517.  Make check payable to TAO.  See you a the house concert!
Tidewater Arts Outreach, 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  757-965-5155