Archives for August 2018

Square Dances in Virginia Beach are Time Honored (and open to the public)

Living Lively in Virginia – reprinted for local VB dance groups the Riptides and Thumpers. We all remember Square Dancing from our school days.  Well, our old Physical Education dance form has grown up.  Today’s dances are in modern recreation halls and hotels, with modern sound equipment and all kinds of your favorite music.  Everything […]

14th Annual Golf Tournament is Oct. 18

We’ve always had fun and it keeps getting better, every year.  Our 14th annual golf event will have fun prizes, friendly competition among teams, prizes in two flights and on several holes and a satisfying grilled steak and chicken cook-out.  Beverage sponsors allow us to offer drink tickets to golfers; raffle prizes are donated by […]

Patients enjoyed every moment

Program outcomes from arts engagement never fail to inspire: “What are some indicators that tell you clients were uplifted by the Tidewater Arts Outreach music or arts program?”  Staff responses include: The clients were extremely engaged, even to the point of joining the band on stage and singing into the microphone. They really “came alive” […]

The Wellness Movement for Older Adults

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-wellness-movement-empowering-older-adults-artists Abigail Cain describes the history of the arts and wellness movement over the past 20 years, with references to Gene Cohen’s groundbreaking research and work being done on both coasts. “So much of our world tells older people they can’t.  And it’s not just in the arts…there’s so much ageism and isolation that when […]