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

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

In the Moment

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

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℠

Songwriting Works™

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

Best Practices:

Story Core

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

Best Practice Art Making
Opening Minds through Art

Best Practice Art Looking
Meet Me at MoMA

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

Best Practices:
Kairos Alive!™


On challenging stereotypes about aging

Dance for PD® (Parkinson’s Disease)

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