Archives for March 2018

“The Arts and Person-Centered Care” caregiver workshop

Frail, ill elders need love.  They need hugs, reassurance, help navigating and perambulating, help opening up and reading the mail, help with their meds, their appointments, keeping clean, neat and presentable; help maintaining their dignity and personhood.  Many a strong person cowers at the thought of providing intimate support to an older adult, but here is precisely where […]

Spring is in the Air – and in the Art

Visual artists and teachers Flo Wolin and Mary Curro have decades of experience in the arts between them.   Flo has presented more than fifty visual arts programs through Tidewater Arts Outreach since 2011.  In 2015, she started going to Sentara PACE Churchland regularly.  Her good friend, Mary Curro, was soon involved, helping Flo every step […]

Visual Arts Programs for Elders at Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center

In March we’re launching a series of monthly arts engagement programs at the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center, geared specifically toward elders.   The series features a tour of one of the museum exhibits, followed by an art-making session.  In March, local artist/arts teacher Michele Barnes will delve into printmaking, following a mini-tour of the museum’s […]

Training for Caregivers is ‘A Very Good Thing’

Caregivers have tough jobs.  Caregiver turnover averages 40%; stress and burnout are high on the list of factors for the swinging doors.  The right thing to do is to support these individuals.  They are on the front lines of providing care, in our nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living facilities and PACE programs, day in and […]