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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
Cindy Perlis
Director, Art for Recovery, UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center

8:00 AMó8:15 AM Building an Arts in Health Program in a Major Medical Center

This session shares the experience of building an arts in health program in a major medical center over a 30-year career. Lessons learned will be explained including assessing the needs of the patients and staff, self-care in an extremely intense setting, creating boundaries, understanding the needs of the patients and staff, and understanding the politics of an institution while recognizing the need for clinical support.

8:15 AMó8:30 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 AMó8:45 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 Ė 9:00 AM Q&A/Discussion
SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH