Creativity in Elder Care
Training Medical Students
in the Use of Creative Expression to Improve Elder Care

Calendar
1. July 21st, 12:00-2:00 pm, HSEB C401(Workshop)

Poetry and Theater Improvisation
Students take Attitudinal Survey
Overview of creative aging and types of memory
Introduction to use of narrative in medicine

Best Practices:
Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

www.alzpoetry.com

In the Moment

http://www.in-themoment.com/

2. August 18th 12:00-1:00pm (Webinar)
Music

Create a playlist of 5 to 10 songs. Write the list out or use a streaming service like Spotify, or go old school and burn the songs on a CD or really old school and put them on a cassette. Share the playlist with someone. Be ready to talk about why you choose one or more of the songs.

Best Practices:
Music and Memories℠
http://musicandmemory.org/

Songwriting Works™

http://www.songwritingworks.org/

3. September 29 th 12:00-1:00pm (Webinar)
Storytelling

Best Practices:
TimeSlips™

http://www.timeslips.org/

Story Core

https://storycorps.org/

4. October 20 th 12:00-1:00pm (Webinar)
Visual Art Looking and Making

Best Practice Art Making
Opening Minds through Art

http://www.scrippsoma.org/oma-videos.html

Best Practice Art Looking
Meet Me at MoMA

https://www.moma.org/meetme/

5. November 17 th 12:00-1:00pm (Webinar)
Dance/Movement

Best Practices:
Kairos Alive!™

Intro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2vOO0cXZxI

On challenging stereotypes about aging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHGctT4NGb0

Dance for PD® (Parkinson’s Disease)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LwWkFHpve0

6. December 1 st or 3 rd (Time and place TBD)
Field Trip to Local Assisted Living or Adult Day Care Center
and Culminating Event