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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Arts in Health Program Models I

Kristen Hughes
Director of Arts in Healing, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Julia Langley
Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program
Joshua Vickery
Founder & Executive Director, Central Florida Community Arts

8:00 AM—8:15 AM Bring in the Artist Stat! A New Model for Patient Care

Julia Langley will discuss new research showing that the inclusion of artists as medical team members opens up a new channel for communication between patients and their care teams allowing for highly personalized care to be delivered. In addition, the arts access the creative and whole aspects of patients, a critically important part of delivering high quality, interdisciplinary care.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn to assess what types of artist encounters are beneficial to both patients and to their care teams.
2. Recognize themes of interaction between artists and patients and differentiate between them to achieve the highest quality patient care.
3. Distinguish what patient information is most helpful to a medical team in order to see that the patient receives the pinnacle of whole-person care.
4. Understand the effects of the artist-patient relationship on artists, as well as patients. Recognize that the work can be at times exhilarating, draining and profound.


8:15 AM—8:30 AM Arts and Aging: Growing Older Creatively


For the past eight years, Central Florida Community Arts' mission has been able to create opportunities for artists of any age to connect, serve, and perform. We are proud to present our Arts and Wellness program, in partnership with Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Health Foundation, which includes our Musical Minds choir for dementia and Alzheimer's, and Arts in Action, which provides performing arts classes for active adults over sixty.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participating in the performing arts allows aging adults to socialize with others who are in the same stage of life, and observe, recognize and celebrate each other's wealth of life experiences.
  2. Activities such as singing, playing an instrument, acting, dancing, and telling stories stimulates and utilizes every part of the brain.
  3. The act of "creating" keeps aging adults actively engaged in their everyday lives, and it transforms how they communicate with others as well as gives them the confidence to be seen and valued.
  4. The performing arts provide unique opportunities for physical, mental and emotional growth, which moves older adults from a state of isolation to a place of empowerment.

8:30 AM—8:45 AM Warrior's Heart Community: Healing the wounds of war through community- building, ritual, storytelling, and the arts


Join The Kentucky Center Arts in Healing program as we introduce participants to the steps of The Warrior's Return Journey, explore the creation/evolution of Warrior's Heart Community-a modern version of these ancient traditions, identify how the arts are woven into the fabric of the process, discuss outcomes achieved for both veterans and civilians, and explore possibilities of implementing similar programs in different communities/populations.

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH