Oct./Nov. 2016
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In this Issue

1.  Volunteering at Tidewater Arts Outreach Programs

3.  Golf Tournament is Oct. 12 

5.  Shout-Out to TAO's contributing artists

6. Reference and Resources from the National Center for Creative Aging's Annual Conference
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calendar of October programs.  Calendars are updated at the first of the month

Visual arts workshop facilitator Donna Iona Drozda with CHAI program artist.
Hundreds and hundreds of artists have served the community through TAO since our outreach began in '04.  We've listed out years of service and number of programs by our artists on our website.  Artists are our rhythm and groove!
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Caregivers join in with gusto at Arthur Lopez' drum circle.  "This was an excellent program. He even got family members & staff involved. Residents opened up, laughed & really enjoyed themselves."
Alzheimer's Assn. SEVA Chapter
Autumn Care of Suffolk
Bay Lake Retirement Community
Brookdale  Senior Living
Chesapeake Place Assisted Living
City of Chesapeake Parks & Rec.
Lake Taylor Trans. Care Hospital
St. Mary's Home
The Gardens of VA Beach
The Hidenwood
The Memory Center
The Talbot on Granby
VersAbility Resources
VB Community Dev. Corp.
Virginia Health Services
Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) is a 501c(3) Virginia not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible.  TAO's EIN is 68-0583526.  Find us on GuideStar.
Veterans living at the Hampton VA Domiciliary struggle with an array of psychiatric, mental health and social problems.  We blogged about our drop-in jam sessions and how local artists are helping them connect, contribute and heal.  -more-
We love you, volunteers. Thank you for breathing life and love into Tidewater Arts Outreach training, advocacy and outreach.  Creative Services Director Anna Fitzgerald blogs about #voluntarism and Tidewater Arts Outreach program hosting, as the perfect way to see our mission in action.
We're golfing!  Oct. 12.  There are a few days left to sign up for a day of friendly competition, prizes, warm sunshine, cold beverages and lots of little white airborne balls.  The greens are immaculate!! Click here to register your foursome.
The conference space at the Newseum in Washington DC was a great place to gather from around the globe and learn about best practices in arts and health at the National Center for Creative Aging's annual conference.  Here are some of our take-aways and highlights:

1.  National Center for Creative Aging online Training for Artists
2.  National Center for Creative Aging Caregiver Training in the use of visual arts, poetry and movement 
3.  'Singing for Elder Health and Wellness' Tidewater Arts Outreach training video
4.   danceforconnection.com  Trains dancers and caregivers to share dance with people who have dementia
5.  Dance for Parkinsons Disease training 

9.  World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities Initiative

8.  Center for Creative Aging - NC is doing great work to build community and bring together elders through the arts in Greensboro, NC.
9.  Senior Theatre Resource Center helps older adults fulfill their theatrical dreams.  They compile volumes of short plays; they also sell cast copies to hundreds of works.
10.  danceforconnection.com  Trains dancers and caregivers to share dance with people who have dementia.

12. Evidence-based research findings on the benefits of music-making by elders, NAMM Foundation
13. The evidence-based Vader method techniques engage elders with dementia in activities that uses reminiscence, poetry, props and music.
14.  Northwestern University Research paper.  Older adults benefit from music training early in life: biological evidence for long-term training-driven plasticity.
Tidewater Arts Outreach, 809 Brandon Avenue, Suite 300, Norfolk, VA  23517  757-965-5155  www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org