Healthy Peninsula to Pilot Second Aging Creativity Circle

Join us for a second round of the Successful Aging Creativity Circle pilot, to be held in Blue Hill this Spring. The group will convene at the Harborview Apartment complex community room for seven consecutive Fridays beginning March 6th, from 1-2:30 PM. Sarah Juster, Healthy Peninsula social work student intern, will be facilitating the group. Snacks, drinks, and materials will be provided.

In Fall 2019, Healthy Peninsula was chosen as one of six organizations nationwide to pilot a community-based Successful Aging Creativity Circle. The Successful Aging Creativity Circle is a program from The UnLonely Project, the signature initiative of the Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH). FAH was founded by Dr. Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, and was started as a creative arts trauma recovery program for 911 survivors and military veterans. The UnLonely Project seeks to raise awareness about loneliness and social isolation, reduce stigma around these issues, and develop programming to foster connection.

The goal of the Successful Aging Creativity Circle pilot is to test a program designed to help older adults manage a variety of age-related challenges, such as making friends as we age, finding ways to feel resilient, keeping the brain and body healthy, managing stress, and taking time for self-care. Using a support group model, the program offers ten to twelve participants weekly meetings over a seven-week period, where they engage in facilitator-led group sessions that offer an innovative blend of mindfulness, creative arts expression, and social-emotional learning. These three components combine to help participants share personal experiences and reflections, gain skills, and feel more connected to themselves and those around them.

If you are over 65, live on the Blue Hill Peninsula or Deer Isle, you are welcome to join us!  We are especially seeking male participants. Registration is time sensitive and limited space remains.  For more information or to join this incredible opportunity to get connected and be part of a fun and innovative nationwide project, please contact info@healthypeninsula.org or sjuster@healthypeninsula.org

 

by Healthy Peninsula News