Category Archives: Seniors

Auspicious Stitches Puppet Project For Sandy Victims

Auspicious Stitches is one of our longest running classes. It is more of a workshop really, an open time when local and visiting fabric artists come together to be creative. The group represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and skill … Continue reading

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Mindful Connections Turns One on Alzheimer’s Action Day

Mindful Connections, our program for people with dementia and their caregivers, turns one today. Serendipitously, today is also Alzheimer’s Action Day. Each month, we come together at 1:30 pm to have tea with Mindful Connections participants prior to the tour, … Continue reading

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Enabling People with Dementia through Creative Engagement with Art

Last Thursday I was fortunate enough to attend a talk at the Museum of Modern Art led by Richard Taylor, Ph.D., author of Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out. Richard is a former psychologist who has been living with the diagnosis of … Continue reading

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Week in review October 29 – November 5, 2011

This past week I was able to visit San Francisco to explore some great museums. I finally made a pilgrimage to the Exploratorium (one of the country’s first hands-on science centers) and had one of the best museum experiences that … Continue reading

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National Caregivers Month at the Rubin Museum of Art

President Barack Obama has proclaimed November to be National Caregivers Month, focusing attention on the more than 65 million family caregivers in the U.S. currently providing care to aging or disabled family members. “Care for the caregiver” was one of our … Continue reading

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Mindful Connections Friday, October 21, 2011

Today, Lyndsey and David led another Mindful Connections tour. Our knowledgeable Guides introduced a group of seven seniors and their caregivers to the Buddha through depictions of his life. Lyndsey and David stimulated our visitors’ minds and memories by encouraging … Continue reading

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Surprises at Seniors Day

What does Sassafras have to do with Himalayan art? Rubin Museum outreach volunteer, Patty Bouley, was surprised to learn that Sassafras was once a popular herb for treating stomach-aches and was used by the grandmothers of several senior citizens she … Continue reading

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