Outreach Programs Engage, Inspire   
Heaps of thanks to our Sept. and Oct. ARTISTS for sharing their time and talents with hundreds of people in our community who live with special needs and/or circumstances.
See our full calendar of September outreach programs here.   See our sponsors and funders at the bottom of this e-news.

Caregivers, consider bringing your care partner(s) to a program so they can enjoy the social, emotional, intellectual and physical benefits of creative engagement with others.  Please email us so we can make arrangements.
FY18 Officers and Board of Directors.  Steve Stancliff, Osman Lambiro, Jennifer Bonsiewich and Bonnie Lane were sworn in as board officers for Tidewater Arts Outreach's 2018 fiscal year.  Our board members are worth their weight in gold; they are dedicated to our mission and hold the future of our agency in their hands.  The full slate of officers is here.
Oh, Happy Day!  Two seasoned nonprofit professionals have joined Tidewater Arts Outreach's staff.  

We welcome Ronda Baucom and Steve Kolb as programs and development specialists, respectively.  Read about them here.
Tidewater Arts Outreach  offers free, monthly arts sessions to Hampton Roads military caregivers at the Hampton VA .  The 2-hour sessions are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-8 pm, and offer creative engagement for caregivers.  Our September  workshop is facilitated by Maureen Kelleher and features mask-making.  -more info here-
Artist and Caregiver Training
Whether you are an activities director, a home-or facility-based caregiver, a CNA, CEO or somewhere in between, creative engagement can strengthen bonds, lift moods, improve vital functions (lung capacity, core strength, etc.) and much more. We are creating twelve caregiver training modules that convey useful information about the use of the arts with elders.  More info here - 
Golf on October 11.  Our 13th annual tournament promises to be the best one yet.  All proceeds benefit our work with elders, caregivers, vets, families in crisis and people living with disabilities.  Click here for sponsorship, registration and event information.  
Service through the Arts - Calls to Action
It takes a village, friends.  Please view our volunteer opportunities here.

Artists and volunteers, we want to share your program stories.  Did you have an 'aha moment?'  Email your short recap to Anna@TidewaterArtsOutreach.org, or post and tag #TidewaterArtsOutreach on social media.  Help us give your good works a wider audience. Thank you. 
Tidewater Arts Outreach  /  809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  /  757-965-5155  www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org