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Nova Scotia Centre on Aging – Creative Aging

Nova Scotia Centre on Aging – Creative Aging

25th Anniversary
Our Future is Aging: Community Outreach Series

Creative Aging

Speakers: AHA! Artists

Discussion about the various ways the arts can support positive aging

Thursday, May 25.  7 – 8:30PM
Antigonish Town and County Library, The People’s Place

All welcome. Free. Light refreshments provided.

NS Centre on Aging

Therapeutic Touch Workshop

            Therapeutic Touch Workshop  Level One

Krieger Kunz Method

Pre-requisite:  None

Contents of Workshop:

Level 1 teaches how to do a Therapeutic Touch Treatment using the following steps:  centering, assessment, clearing the human energy field, grounding and ending treatments.  The emphasis will be on learning the basic treatment process and practicing.  The goal is to be able to do a competent basic treatment before leaving the class.  Background information about Therapeutic Touch, eg. History and the science behind will be interspersed during the day.  Therapeutic Touch can be used for healing oneself as well as others.

Download Poster PDF Healing Arts 2017 level 1 poster

Workshop Leader: Cherry Whitaker is recognized by the Atlantic Therapeutic Touch Network as both a practitioner and teacher.

Location: Antigonish, RK MacDonald Nursing Home

Date:  February 24th,25th 2017  

Time: Friday evening  6:30 pm to 9:30 pm  and Saturday 9 to 4:30 pm

  • please wear comfortable clothing!!!  Beverages and snacks available in the venue

Fee:  $90.00  PRE REGISTERED      ($105.00 onsite registration)

For further information call :  Cherry Whitaker, (902) 925-2042 whitaker@ns.sympatico.ca

To register forward cheque made out to Cherry Whitaker,  1049 Lime Rock Rd., Salt Springs N.S. BOK 1P0

Please include the following information along with your cheque:

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Therapeutic Touch – Level 1

February 24, 25 2017

RK MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish

Name:______________________________               Telephone: __________________

(as you want it to appear on your certificate)

Address: ___________________________         Postal Code:__________________

E-Mail address __________________________________________________________

 

Jill Sonke Arts and Health and Dance for Life

St. Francis Xavier University and Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) are pleased to host guest lecturer Jill Sonke, Director of the Center for Arts in Medicine, University of Florida, on November 17 and 18, for a series of presentations and dialogue on campus and in the community.  Jill is an internationally recognized scholar and dynamic presenter, as well as a professional dancer. We would like to welcome the Antigonish community to two art-filled events.

Jill Sonke

Jill Sonke

The Arts and Health

Jill Sonke, Public  lecture

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m.
Schwartz Auditorium, StFX.

Jill Sonke’s talk will recount stories of the pioneering program at University of Florida. Now 20 years old, the Center for Arts in Medicine boasts a staff of 19 professional Artists-in-Residence, 3 arts therapists, along with 120 volunteer artists, who respond to clinical referrals and run daily programs in the visual, literary, and performance arts for patients, visitors, and caregivers at two hospitals, numerous clinics, and in community settings.

Dance for Life

Dance for Life

 Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

 Immaculata Auditorium, StFX

Dance for Life will showcase the multi-cultural Antigonish Dance Community and will unfold as a dialogue on the healing power of dance. Performers will include First Nations, Antigonish Creative Dance Association, Maureen Fraser Dance Studio, L’Arche, Ecstatic Dance Community, Scotia Highland Dancers, and  StFX/Coady students and community participants representing  Ukraine, India, Pakistan, and Egypt as well as Celtic, American and Acadian cultures. After each brief dance number, the performers will speak to how dance contributes to health and well-being. Jill herself will demonstrate a dance class for people living with Parkinson’s. The evening will culminate with a One World Dance, led by Sally Clark when we will invite the audience to partner with our featured dancers.

Arts Canopy Project

Living with dementia? You’re invited to join us in Arts Canopy!

Arts Canopy will offer creative spaces to enjoy the moment and socialize with others. No arts, music or writing experience necessary! Small groups will gather with trained arts facilitators to explore music, poetry or visual arts. Caregivers are welcome to join in the fun!

Programs are beginning the week of
October 3, 2016
Registration is ongoing.
For more information on Arts Canopy and to register,

Contact:
Mary Partridge, Arts Canopy
Coordinator
(902) 863-2578 (ext 266)
mpartridge@rkmacdonald.ca

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project

Arts Canopy Project - Brochure inside

Arts Canopy Project – Brochure inside

Public Lecture for Humanities and Health Studies Colloquia

 “Surgeons and the Surgical Humanities”

 A Lecture by Dr. Francis Christian, University of Saskatchewan,
Surgical Humanities Program

Thursday, 13 October, 7:30 p.m., Schwartz 156, StFX

In the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Dr. Francis Christian is a busy surgeon and, at the same time, directs the Surgical Humanities Program.  This Surgical Humanities Program seeks to bring the arts and sciences together and achieves this by engaging surgeons, residents, and medical students in art, music, poetry, literature, philosophy, and drama.

In this lecture, to the joint Humanities and Health Studies Colloquia of St. Francis Xavier University, Dr. Christian will speak of the urgent need for a collaboration and coming together of the arts and the sciences; of his experiences attempting to make this happen in Saskatoon; and of his underlying beliefs of why such an engagement is essential for the complete education of the physician and the scientist.

Dr. Francis Christian is a practicing surgeon and a published poet and novelist.

All are welcome.

 

Anne Camozzi Book Launch

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Please join local artist & author

Anne Camozzi

Friday, September 30, 2016
4PM
for the launch of her book
Galaxies: Serenity Within

People’s Place Library
Main Street, Antigonish

Special thanks to event supporters:
Pachamama
Antigonish Culture Alive
People’s Place Library

For more information: www.annecamozzi.com

At this time two copies of Galaxies will be donated to the Pictou-Antigonish Libraries, books will be available for sale and Anne will be signing books. All are welcome!

Music Care Certificate Program

The Music Care Certificate Program is a three level training program that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding. The program is suitable for allied health care providers, family and volunteer caregivers, musicians, teachers and any other community stakeholders who would like to increase their knowledge and practical applications of music in care.

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Please download the brochure for details.  music-care-certificate-program-description

There are still a few spots available in Antigonish for the full day sessions on Friday and Saturday September 16-17, 2016.

For information or to book an exclusive training for your staff, contact Deb at dbartlett@room217.ca or call 905-852-2499.

Arts+Youth+Health

Arts+Youth+Health

Mon. April 18th – 6-8 pm

St. Andrew Junior School Library, Antigonish

Youth+Arts+Health

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!)

invites everyone

to explore how the arts contribute to youth wellbeing

with Ryan Veltmeyer

 Youth Art Connection, Halifax

Exploring Arts and Health Through Words and Music

Exploring Arts & Health through Words & Music

AHA! Invites you to join with us …­­­­

Exploring Arts and Health
Through Words and Music

With Jeremy Holmes (musician, the Little Ditties) and
John Graham-Pole, retired pediatric oncologist

March 23, 6:30-8:30pm, Clare Marie Auditorium, Antigonish

This presentation will tell the story of how the arts have become intertwined with every aspect of our personal and communal health.

We will offer a potpourri of images, stories, and songs that we hope will both educate and entertain you—with ample opportunity for interaction.

Come prepared to sing and play a little, because remember— our creative minds can survive any amount of training!

All welcome
Admission by donation

AHA! Logo Colour

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!)
www.artshealthantigonish.org

Exploring Arts & Health through Words & Music flyer
(share and post to invite the community)

Exploring Arts & Health through Words & Music

Calling Antigonish Colouring Book Artists!

Calling Antigonish Colouring Book Artists!

Send in contributions for new AHA! colouring book by Friday, March 4th!

Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is thrilled to be creating Colouring Antigonish: Volume 2. This is following on the success of Colouring Antigonish, an AHA! project launched in the fall of 2015, from which we’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Many, many thanks to those of you who contributed to that project.

Several artists approached us after our first book, wishing they’d been able to participate in this project, so here’s your chance! Dig out those doodles, pick up that pen! We are now inviting submissions for this second adult colouring book, for release this spring and we would love for you to be part of this fun project. In this volume, we’d like to especially celebrate spring and summer, graduation and Antigonish scenes.

We learned a lot from our first effort, so this request comes with formatting guidelines to ensure the best quality colouring pages. Please:

  • create your masterpiece(s) with black artists’ pen or marker on white paper;
  • sign your piece(s);
  • scan if you are comfortable doing so (no photos please!); if not, a hard copy will be accepted
  • include a short bio of approximately 50 words or less and a short statement of approximately 50 words or less about how the arts contribute to your personal health;
  • send your piece (s) electronically as a high resolution pdf, at least 300 dpi,

together with your bio and statement, to artshealthantigonish@gmail.com

by Friday, March 4, 2106.

If you aren’t able to scan you picture, please email us and we’ll have your drawing(s) scanned for you. All submitted drawings will be considered for inclusion in the project: an AHA! panel will be deciding the final content. If you have a bio and/or statement in our first book, please indicate if you’d like the same write up in this second volume.

Many thanks for supporting the work of AHA! Your contribution to improving community health through the colouring book projects is most appreciated.

Gratefully,

the AHA! team