Archives for April 2018

Positive Change Is On the Horizon

The mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach is to bring joy to older adults and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts. Founded in 2003 by MaryAnn Toboz, Tidewater Arts Outreach has presented nearly 3,000 community training and outreach programs, has advocated for the needs of people in congregate and crisis care programs and […]

‘Rock the River’ on June 2 for TAO with Mason Brown & the Shiners

Steve and Christie Stancliff host ‘Rock the River’ on June 2, 2018, to benefit Tidewater Arts Outreach.  Mason Brown and the Shiners headline; The Storyweavers open & a special guest will perform. Tickets are $50 and include dinner, drinks at the riverfront tiki bar, the great music on the water and more.  Here is a […]

Poetry Workshop for Older Adults at Bayside Library

Friday, April 20, 10:30 to noon.  For adults with vision impairments and/or 55 and better. Best-loved poems will bring language, emotion and spoken word to life in our group poetry program. We ask participants to bring a favorite short poem (less than 200 words) for group sharing. We will enjoy these and other poems, using […]

The Arts and Person-Centered Care

We are teaching caregivers how the arts can be used to connect with their care partners, in meaningful ways, across generations, cultures and more.  Getting to know what makes someone tick is a great ice-breaker, for starters.  Motivation, inspiration and mood-lifting are some more positive outcomes of arts engagement.  Add to that other, more tangible benefits like […]

Great Caregiver Training Program Feedback

We love getting emails like this! “Afternoon MaryAnn!  Yes, the he feedback from your presentation has been very good. Therapists who previously were not integrating art and music into their care are starting to try it. I think you really struck a positive nerve with your education on reaching the person and respecting the personhood.” […]

‘From Your Hands’ Gift Keeps Giving

‘From Your Hands’ is an original song that was written by Larry Berwald in 2013.  With help from Kelly Murphy, who was deep into managing Tidewater Arts Outreach’s main annual event, The Sea Level Singer/Songwriter Festival, dozens of artists were engaged to learn and record the song about the mission of our agency: From Your […]

Steve Newman honored at Volunteer Hampton Roads Event

Volunteer Hampton Roads, the region’s resource for volunteers, will be recognizing Steve Newman at their annual Volunteer Achievement Awards Dinner on April 19.  The dinner and celebration takes place at The Founder’s Inn.  We couldn’t be happier that Steve is in line for this well-deserved recognition. Steve ‘IT’ Newman has been volunteering with Tidewater Arts […]

April Events at Tidewater Arts Outreach

Training, Advocacy and Outreach to help our community’s elders engage creatively and experience improved health and well-being through the arts. A printable version of our April calendar is here.  The online version, with details and links, is here. As always, we invite older adults, people with disabilities and community-dwelling elders and their caregivers to join […]