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ElderArts Introductory Workshop


Organization Bio: DK is the only non-profit organization in the area providing performing arts classes designed to include individuals of all abilities for recreational, academic, and therapeutic purposes.

Program Description: Through Creative Aging, Dramakinetics is offering a one-time, introductory workshop to demonstrate the types of activities that are used for their 10-week session inclusive arts program. Program allows participants to creatively express themselves through various verbal and nonverbal communication styles that are combined with modified physical movements. Relatives and friends of the residents are welcome to participate during workshops held for 10 week sessions or longer.

General program goals are to maintain/increase:

  • awareness and processing  of environmental stimuli

  • circulatory function and physical movement.

  • responsive social interaction outside the program

  • meaningful interaction among peers, staff, and family.

Equipment Needs: None
Recommended For:Dramakinetics developed this biopsychosocial arts model to validate and support remaining abilities and caring relationships of residents who have Alzheimer’s-type dementia in supported living communities. Designed for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. STAFF PERSON MUST ACCOMPANY SENIORS FOR ENTIRE PROGRAM.
Schedule/Availability: This program can be fitted to meet the needs of your organization or community. DK can provide classes every week, every other week, or for a one time session as short as 10 weeks. Programs provides activities for a group of up to 15 people for an hour.
Website: http://www.dramakinetics.org/