Accessibility:   A A


Posts Tagged ‘seniors’

GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School (Edmonton)

“​GeriActors 2nd Annual Summer School starts June 29

Introduction to storytelling, acting and improv

Perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about our acting company, the GeriActors & Friends, or wanting to try something brand new.

GeriActors has been turning stories into plays for the last sixteen years. Join us this summer and learn how to turn your own stories into moments of theatre to share with others.

STRESS FREE ACTING – NO LINES TO BE LEARNT – LOTS OF LAUGHS TO BE HAD!

No experience necessary and all abilities welcome.

Date & Time:
June 29 – July 27
Thursdays from 1 – 3pm

Location:  
The SAGE Seniors Association
15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Auditorium

Cost: $20

Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510.”

Conference – Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention (Artists’ Health Alliance)

artistshealthalliance-maintainingcreativity2-poster

“Following our sold out inaugural conference in 2016, the Artists’ Health Alliance and the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network (CSARN) are thrilled to present Maintaining Creativity 2: REinvention, on April 26, 2017 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library.

The theme of this full-day conference for senior artists is REinvention. That will be the topic of our keynote address by CBC host Laurie Brown, and a morning round-table discussion led by a panel of prominent artists.

In the afternoon, participants will choose from three breakout sessions: Financial and Legacy Planning, Marketing for Senior Artists, and Healthy Aging: Separating Fact from Fiction.”

For more information, please visit Artists’ Health Alliance website.

 

Resource Highlight – Creative Engagement Through the Arts as Health Care for Older People: Potential and Problems Provoked

UofTCrst

Creative Engagement Through the Arts as Health Care for Older People: Potential and Problems Provoked
University of Toronto, T-Space | ON | 2011
Ezra Houser

“Programs that use the arts to engage older people promote health, foster community, and give voice and legacy to participants. Creative practice in health care settings facilitates emotional, mental, and physical wellness for participants and staff, while improving the culture of care. Yet there is resistance to arts-in-medicine as a legitimate tool of health care. The predominant biomedical paradigm privileges quantitative assessment methods over qualitative studies which may accept anecdotal, arts-informed, or “common sense” evidence. Successful creative programs face challenges translating their benefits when evaluated inappropriately. This arts-informed inquiry uses creative writing to address multiple dimensions of knowing, integrating autoethnographical insights from work as a caregiver, artist, educator, and administrator of collaborative art. Serendipity and imagination in research were employed to explore how collaborating artists can facilitate creative engagement for elders, embodying preventative, community-based medicine to successfully address and transform myriad challenges and opportunities as the population continues to age.”

Click through the Resource Portal to access the document.

GeriActors Artists Training Program – community-based theatre (Edmonton)

geriactors-teachertraining

“Join us this October for our NEW Training Program and learn the intergenerational and community-based theatre techniques used by the GeriActors. This program is perfect for actors, educators, healthcare providers, recreation professionals, and more!

Training Program
October 21 – 23, 2016
Friday, October 21 from 6-9PM
Saturday, October 22 from 10AM-5PM
Sunday, October 23 from 1-5PM

Registration Fee – $100*
Student/Senior – $75*
*This fee will be offset by the payment participants will receive for leading a workshop.

Performance Storytelling Residency
At the end of the Training Program those interested will have the opportunity to lead, in pairs, a workshop in Performance Storytelling, for which they will be paid. This 3-week Residency is a great opportunity to put into practice what you learned in the training program.

Program Coordinator, Matthew “Gus” Gusul
Gus obtained his PhD from the University of Victoria. His research focused upon the creation of an Intergenerational Theatre performance in rural Tamil Nadu, India. As a theatre artist, he has mainly focused on helping marginalized communities create theatre based upon the community’s stories. He has worked with seniors, inmates in prisons, various groups of Canada’s Indigenous populations, young people, GLBT communities, and religious groups. In Victoria, he was the Director/Playwright for the Living History – Reminiscence Theatre Company, and from 2005-2010 he was the Assistant Director of the GeriActors.

Contact GeriActors to Register: 780-248-1556 / geriactors.friends@gmail.com”

-submitted by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Workshop Hosts: GeriActors Training Program (Edmonton)

geriactors

GeriActors is running a new Training Program in our intergenerational theatre techniques for actors, educators, healthcare providers, and recreation professionals. At the end of this Training Program, trainees will apply what they learned by leading workshops for seniors in Performance Storytelling.

We are inviting seniors’ venues and organizations to host Performance Storytelling workshops over a period of three weeks, November to December. Minimal cost to hosts!

Hosts will be responsible for providing workshop space, administrative support and assistance with publicity. Workshops will be open to all seniors without restriction, with no experience required, and with all levels of mobility welcomed.

Performance Storytelling – Using theatre exercises, improv, laughter and fun GeriActors inspires reminiscences, and helps participants turn their stories into moments of theatre to share with others. Whether you have a history in theatre, have always dreamt of performing, or just want to try something new a GeriActors workshop is the perfect place to begin.

Interested organizations should contact Becca Barrington at geriactors.friends@gmail.com for an application. Completed applications are due September 25.

For more information visit our website.”

-submited by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

New community arts programs for seniors: Young at H’art (H’art Centre, Kingston)

hartcentre-logo

“H’art has a new option for your parents and grandparents! We are preparing to launch a new art program for adults over 65 this September. We call it Young at H’art! We would love for your friends or family members to be involved.

Young at H’art is a free opportunity for older adults with disabilities (or age-related functional decline) to explore their creative interests and abilities in a welcoming environment. Experienced artists will teach five creative classes that share one thing in common––an emphasis on fun, friendship, and meaningful activity. No experience is necessary and caregivers are welcome. Seniors with disabilities can choose their interest and activity level. Take part in one class–– or all five!

Here’s a look at this exciting new option!

Mondays (Sept 12-Dec 12)
9:30-11:30 a.m.
STORYTELLING

Instructor: Kirsteen MacLeod
CBC Literary Award shortlisted author, Animal Game

Fridays (Sept 16-Dec 16)
9:30-11:30 a.m.
VISUAL ARTS

Instructor: Per-Henrik Gürth
Per is an artist and illustrator of “ABC of Canada” and more

Mondays (Sept 12-Dec 12)
12:30-2:30 p.m.
THEATRE

Instructor: Kathryn MacKay
Founding Director of 1000 Islands Playhouse

Fridays (Sept 16-Dec 16)
12:30-2:30 p.m.
DANCE

Instructor #1: Amy Booth
Amy is a physiotherapist & dancer

Thursdays (Sept 15-Dec 15)
9:30-11:30 a.m.
MIXED ABILITY MUSIC

Instructor: Kathi Toth Switzer
Retired teacher and Symphony musician

Dance Instructor #2: Jackie Mills
Jackie is the founder of Sit ‘N’ Dance
If you would like to register any clients, please contact the office at hartinfo@hartschool.ca or by phone at 613-545-1392. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly.

To read the class descriptions, visit: www.hartschool.ca/yah

-from H’art Centre newsletter
Read H’art Centre’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

GeriActors Summer School (Edmonton)

geriactors-summerschoolposter
Introduction to storytelling, acting, and improv

GeriActors is thrilled to announce their first summer session – GeriActors Summer School – from June 16 – July 14. This program is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about our performance/acting company, the GeriActors & Friends.

The GeriActors have been turning stories into plays for the last fifteen years. Join us this June and learn how to turn your own stories into moments of theatre to share with others.

THIS SUMMER — GET CREATIVE, BE THEATRICAL, AND HAVE A LOT OF FUN!
No experience necessary and all abilities welcome.
The program will finish with a final performance for family & friends.

Date & Time: June 16 – July 14: Thursdays from 1 – 3pm
Final Performance on July 14

Location: SAGE Auditorium, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: $20
Register in person at SAGE or call 780-423-5510″

-submited by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: Awesome Arts/Arts en folie and Seniors Program (MASC)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at Artbridges.

masc-logo

MASC proudly represents a roster of over 60 professional artists who offer workshops, performances and residencies in a variety of settings. Our community programs include: Awesome Arts en folie, Seniors Program, Art au travail.”

To read more about Awesome Arts/Arts en folie and Seniors Program (MASC), please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Profile Highlight: London Creative Age Network

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at Artbridges.

londoncreativeagenetwork-logo

“The London Creative Age Network is a volunteer led, community based arts initiative started in 2013 in London Ontario. The volunteers have been working with local libraries, arts institutions, health organizations and seniors groups to raise awareness about the the creative arts and healthy aging.”

To read more about London Creative Age Network, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Elemental Excursions on Manitoulin Island, ON (4Elements Living Arts)

elemental1

“At 4elements (on Manitoulin Island, ON) we are offering our second round of outdoor arts programming for older adults: “Elemental Excursions”.

These are gently active outings featuring walking, snowshoeing, and bicycling, along with arts activities, such as drawing, poetry writing, land-art, and photography, in varying ecosystems around Manitoulin Island, and with experts in various fields to accompany the group on each session. The sessions are slow to moderately paced and inviting for all ability levels.” For more information on the programming, please download their brochure.

-submitted by 4Elements Living Arts

elemental2-3