June 2015
  Coastal Morning by Janice Gay Maker

The National Center for Creative Aging offers FREE, online training, in a series of modules, for those wishing to effectively use the arts in service of others.  The course is full of program ideas, outcomes, facilitator tips and benefits information.  TAO artists who complete this course will be offered program considerations and incentives, to the greatest extent possible; we encourage ALL participating artists to take advantage.
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Jenny Smith-Peers playing 'pass the face' with ESTA program participant

About Elders Share the Arts
Elders Share the Arts (ESTA) NYC is a Brooklyn-based community arts 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.  Read ESTA Executive Director Jennie Smith-Peers' bio here.
Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) is a 501c(3) Virginia not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.  TAO's EIN is 68-0583526.  Find us on GuideStar.

Elders Share the Arts NYC:  Living History Methodology  teaches skills to artists, elders, caregivers, health professionals and others, on how to create and implement programs that help elders leave a creative legacy expression through the arts.  

June 18, 9 am - 3 pm
WHRO Studios
· How to identify opportunities to develop creative aging programs; how plan and implement residencies and other types of regular art programming  for community dwelling elders.
· Evidence-based principles and how to find the right mix of support creative programs.
· ESTA’s Living History Methodology (a mix of oral history and reminiscence techniques) and how to bring them to life through a variety of art forms.
$75 Gen. Admin., includes lunch
active TAO artists - fee is discounted to $25

We can offer these discounts through support from The National Center for Creative Aging and The National Endowment for the Arts.  Elders, multiple staff and partners discounts apply, too.  For more info or an artist discount, call us at 965-5155; download registration form here; you can also register here.

Our board has grown by six since January, and we rejoice!  We welcome, congratulate and thank  Amanda Becker (VP Psychiatric Center), Alan Boring (Norfolk Dept. of Econ. Dev.), Bonnie Lane (Clarke, Dolph, Rapaport, Hull & Brunick), Theresa Maples (Apogee Consulting Group), Holly Spires (Model N) and Katie Stanley (Altantic Shores Retirement Community).  Osman Lambiro (Sentara) is our board chair; Donna Long (GovSolutions) is our vice chair.  Jenny Sutton (Dixon Hughes Goodman is treasurer.  Click here to see the entire board list.  

We sadly reflect on the remarkable life and recent passing of another new board member, Linda Scanlan, here.  She will be truly missed.
Gina Dalmas, Cow-Tipping Playboys and Special Guests perform for TAO in Ghent on June 13.
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, including Bartones singer/songwriter and frontman Bruce Gray.  Tickets are $25 in advance; proceeds benefit TAO.  Send a check  for your seat(s), payable to 'TAO,' to Rick Mapp, 715 Shirley Avenue, Norfolk, 23517, or pay online using our donation link; memo "house concert."  We'd love it if you'd join us!
Tidewater Arts Outreach, 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  757-965-5155  www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org