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TAO’s Recent Opening Minds Through Art Workshop

Observations on an impactful visual arts workshop presented by Tidewater Arts Outreach, in partnership with Sentara Life Care Opening Minds Through Art?  Wow, does it ever!  I came to realize that Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) is about so much … Continue reading

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Visual Arts Workshop for Moms and Kids in Shelter – by Elizabeth Cunningham, M.S.

Family homeless shelters are challenging places to present programs. Common areas are small, families are ‘in crisis’ by the time they end up in shelter, and children, moms and staff handle large stress-loads daily. For all of these reasons, it is difficult for TAO to allow observers to these programs. This report offers a glimpse into how our programs augment the lives of women and children in transition. 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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‘Life In Transit’ Project for Victims of Domestic Violence

Tidewater Arts Outreach shares the joy and healing power of the arts with many people, from all walks of life.  A common denominator of those we serve is that they are living with special needs that set them apart, or … 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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What are the Benefits of the Arts in Long-Term Care Settings?

Tidewater Arts Outreach music, arts and performing arts experiences are beneficial in many ways: • They enrich the soul, stimulate the mind and promote wellness through the healing power of music and the arts, • They allow our special needs … Continue reading

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