November E-News
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  • Arts Aid for Hidden Heroes   
  • November Outreach
  • Holiday Events - You're Invited
  • Bringing Together Youth and Elders through the Arts​​​​​​​
  • Arts Engagement Training for Caregivers & Artists
Arts Outreach Programs Engage, Inspire 
Help us thank our November and December 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 November 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.
Our favorite time of year is drawing near!  We hope you'll plan to join us for some holiday fun.  
Bringing Generations Together.  There was a time when generations were more connected.  Technology is changing all that, and it's common to see children and teens spending their social time with peers over every other age group.  This blog sorts out where, why and how we can make important inter-generational connections thrive.
Arts Aid for Hidden Heroes Military Caregiver Art Sessions.  Throughout 2017, Tidewater Arts Outreach has been offering free, monthly arts sessions to Hampton Roads military caregivers at the Hampton VA.  The 2-hour sessions are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-8 pm, providing creative engagement for caregivers of military members and veterans.  Our first November workshop on Tues. 11/7 will be facilitated by Maureen Kelleher, featuring mask-making. Our final session will be November 21.   -more info here-
Donations are investments that help us develop new education, advocacy and outreach programs.  Our mission is to enhance wellness in people with special needs or circumstances, through the healing power of the arts.  Our vision is to see our community's elderly and disabled members, and their caregivers, treated with dignity and respect, and to know they're getting the level of community support and recognition they so richly deserve and so greatly need.
Artist and Caregiver Training  Creative engagement can strengthen bonds, lift moods, improve vital functioning (lung capacity, core strength, balance) and much more.  We offer creative caregiver training modules that convey useful information about arts engagement with elders.   Modules take as few as 90 minutes and cover poetry, visual arts, drama, music, singing, movement and more. More info here - 
Volunteer here.  It takes a village, friends.  Volunteers help in the TAO office, at programs, and in the community.  View our volunteer opportunities here.

Artists and volunteers, we want to share your program stories.  Did you have an "aha moment?"  Email a brief recap to, 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