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Funding Dilemmas for Arts and Health for Seniors

Tidewater Arts Outreach artists work with a variety of clients, in a variety of settings and with lots of great creative tools, performances and programs. By a fair margin, the largest demographic we serve are seniors who are in dependent care day and long-term residential programs. The residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities is a primary group for TAO, for a number of reasons: Continue reading

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Check out the awesome video created by Jim Knox Photography featuring a song written and produced by Larry Berwald at Soul Haven Studios showing how TAO programs are impacting the lives of the under-served members of our community. Continue reading

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Toward a better understanding of dementia

Half the people in nursing homes suffer from Alzheimers’ disease or related dementia.   I the hate this statistic, as much as I hate that dreadful disease.  It means that far too many talented people will be robbed, little by little, … Continue reading

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Community Involvement as a TAO Program Host

For those who want to visit with folks living in nursing homes and other long-term care settings, but are not sure how to go about it, or what to do once you get there, consider linking with TAO programs as … Continue reading

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The value of vocalises (vocal exercises) for singing seniors

We are asking singers and musicians to engage in vocal warm-ups with their participants as they set up equipment and prepare to present their program of music.  There are a number of reasons why these simple, lyrical exercises are effective … Continue reading

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Art in a suitcase

…this is great for art students, art teachers, art scholars and art lovers who’ve taken the time and interest in studying artistic styles, periods, and the masters. Pack a suitcase or portfolio with 3-12 of your favorite prints.  Have conversant … Continue reading

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What are our societal values re: our oldest members?

We are looking for people in the community (graduate students, study centers, professionals, etc.) who might be in a position to partner with us in a pilot research project that quantifies the value of regular, quality arts programs for seniors … Continue reading

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