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Arts & Minds Symposium "A Reason to Get Up in the Morning..."

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Menorah Park

4101 East Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13214

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For combination pricing with the Pre-Event "My Annie Hall" click here.

The Syracuse Jewish Family Service (SJFS) and IMPARA: Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging (IMPARA) invites all older adults, family care givers, and aging services and healthcare professionals to attend this one-day event inspiring us to reach for what it means to be alive and human at any age. This innovative and highly topical inaugural Arts & Minds Symposium “A Reason to Get Up in the Morning: Creative Self Expression and Wellbeing in Later Life” will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on October 31, 2018 at Menorah Park in Syracuse, New York.

Experience, understand, and learn to harness creative and expressive strategies that promote wellbeing in later life. A design thinking process will guide participants through an immersion into the transformative possibilities offered by creative and expressive arts and will provide insight into how and why these modalities influence wellbeing so powerfully in later life. The day will culminate with a conversation about collaborating to innovate creative self-expression programming in our community and our personal and professional lives.

The Symposium will feature the following:

  • Keynote by Gary Glazner, poet, author, and founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project: A Reason to get up in the morning: Creative self-expression and wellbeing in later life.
  • Professor Donald Carr of Syracuse University's School of Design will introduce the design thinking process that will guide the day and will facilitate the closing session on synthesis, visioning and beyond with design process.
  • Breakout sessions:
    • Gary Glazner will provide two sessions: Playing with Poetry; and Mixing Muses: Poetry, music, dance, drama and more
    • Dr. Melissa Luke, Dean’s Professor at Syracuse University: Meet me in the sand: Stories, drama and self-expression in sand tray work
    • Jim Brulé, CEO of Compass Narratives: Transformative storytelling
    • Gloria Heffernan, poet, author and poetry teacher: Poetry and the spirit, with rhythm accompaniment by Jimbo Talbot, founder of DrumQuest
    • Barbara Baum, artist, teacher and principal of Paint Partners: But what does it mean? Image and imagination in paint
    • Megan Perioli, LMHC, R-DMT and CEO/Owner of Move With Me, LLC and staff: Self portraits in becoming: Expressive movement with drumming by Jimbo Talbot, founder of DrumQuest
    • Jason Duffy, PhD, LMHC, Assistant Professor SUNY Oswego: It’s a metaphor, silly: Using change words to facilitate transitions

To find out about our Pre-Event "My Annie Hall" Tuesday, on October 30th and special pricing click here!

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Menorah Park

4101 East Genesee Street

Syracuse, NY 13214

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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