Nov
2
to Nov 3

Training: Bringing Dance to People with Dementia

Learn the skills to engage, inspire, and uplift frail older adults and people with dementia through dance and expressive movement.

Workshop topics include: aspects of dementia relevant to bringing dance, elements of dance, group leadership, theory, rationale, and practice, observing and participating in 2 groups with people with dementia.

Open to anyone who enjoys dancing and working with people with dementia.

Approved for 15 Category 1 CEUs Massachusetts for LMHCs. This course qualifies for ADTA Alternate Route approval., one credit or 15 CEUs.

 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day • 15 contact hours

Location: Bridges by EPOCH, 140 University Ave, Westwood, MA

Cost: 

Register by October 9th: $195

Register after October 9th: $225

Light complimentary lunch provided.

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Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Exploring the Group Dance/Movement Therapist's Role through Visual Imagery

Saturday, October 19, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

American Dance Therapy Association 54th Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL

Irmgard Bartenieff famously said, “Intent organizes the neuromuscular system.” Recognizing the visual images of what we perceive as our role as dance/movement therapists can help us clarify what we believe and what we consciously choose to project in our sessions. Our images may remain constant or shift within a session or from session to session. Using art materials can help us strengthen our visual imaginations. This clarity will ultimately help us become more effective clinicians.

Target Audience: Entry Level/Student

Fee: $30 - $675

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Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

What’s Holding us Back? Attending to Body and Movement

WHEN: September 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE: TBD

COST: $35

CONTACT: Helene Lieb

When we find ourselves stuck – in bad relationships, unsatisfying work, the therapeutic process – there is a corresponding stuck place in our bodies. In order to “move forward”, we need to move. But how? Paying attention to our moving bodies with an attitude of non-judgment provides us with clues as to how to move into the flow of our lives more harmoniously.

Location of this event will be announced by August 1, 2019.   There will be CEUs offered for LICSW and LMHC.  The admission fee of $35 covers lunch and CEU charges.  Those attending who are not seeking CEU credits will be charged $30.  Non-members are allowed to attend but we ask that everyone uses discretion (keeping discussions about confidential issues out of public).

RSVP to Helene Lieb (link above) by Sept. 23, 2019.

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Aug
2
10:00 AM10:00

JF&CS Memory Café

Where: JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street, Waltham

When: Friday, Aug. 2, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free

RSVP not required, but please call or email to confirm dates. Contact Beth at bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5628 for more information.

A welcoming place for individuals and families living with memory changes. Enjoy coffee, refreshments, creative arts, and conversation with new friends of all ages. A guest artist leads a creative exploration each month. Co-hosted by the Waltham Student Group of Brandeis University. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Cambridge Connections Memory Café

  • Friday, July 19, 2019

  • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Where: Citywide Senior Center 806 Mass Ave in Central Sq Cambridge

When: Friday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Cost: Free

Registration is requested, but not required. Anyone who requires personal care assistance must be accompanied by a care partner.

For more information or to register, call 617.628.2614, ext. 607 or email the SCES Aging Information Center at info@eldercare.org

Cambridge Connections is a social gathering for people with memory loss or forgetfulness and their care partners, family, or friends in a safe and inclusive space that features conversation, activities, and light refreshments

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May
18
to May 19

Training: Bringing Dance to Older Adults and People with Dementia

  • Bridges by EPOCH at Westwood, 140 University Ave, Westwood, MA 02090

  • Coffee, snacks and light lunch provided.

Register by April 18, $195

Register after April 18, $225

Learn the skills to engage, inspire and uplift older adults and people with dementia through dance and expressive movement.

We will teach you how to customize your groups to motivate older adults to express themselves so they feel seen, heard, and appreciated for who they are.

Sat., May 18, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Sun, May 19, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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May
9
1:30 PM13:30

Memory Café, Newton MA

Where: Temple Emanuel 
385 Ward St, Newton, MA 02459

Cost: Free

RSVP: Required. A care partner must accompany guests who require personal care assistance. Call Tracy Schneider at 617-959-4928 to register. 
https://www.templeemanuel.com/event/memory-cafe/2019-05-09/

For 35 years, dance/movement therapist Donna Newman‐Bluestein has spread the joy of movement. Not just fun, her movement workshop provides exercise and physical benefits as well.


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Apr
12
to Apr 14

Training: Bringing Dance to Older Adults and People with Dementia

  • 92Y Harkness Dance Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bringing Dance to Older Adults and People with Dementia Training

Friday, Apr 12, 2019, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sat & Sun, Apr 13 & 14, 2019, 12-6 pm

92Y Harkness Dance Center, 92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd street), 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC.

https://www.92y.org/class/dance-adults-with-dementia

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Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Memory Café, Burlington, MA

Where: Burlington Council on Aging
61 Center Street, second floor Room 207, Burlington, Ma. 01803. The right side of the building is wheelchair accessible

When: Usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Cost: Free of charge

RSVP is required. Please contact Brenda Pappas 781-273-7010 bpappas@burlington.org or Andrea Cross 781-505-1138 across@burlington.org to register or for more information.

Friendly Day Café is a welcoming, interactive social time for those with memory changes and their care partners. Come enjoy friendship and fun. A care partner is required to attend with each guest. The café is sponsored by Lahey Clinic.

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Mar
12
10:30 AM10:30

Mind and Memory Café, Norwood MA

Where: Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree 
40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA 02062

Cost: Free

RSVP: not required.

In your seat or on your feet, dance to music from the Big Bands to the 1960's. Donna brings themes, props, plenty of inspiration, and a sense of fun to elicit movement, dance, song and a greater sense of vitality and connection.


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Feb
20
2:30 PM14:30

Memory Café, Newton MA

Where: Newton Senior Center 
345 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02460

Cost: Free

RSVP suggested. Register for a reminder call at 617-796-1660. 
https://www.ournewton.org/event/memory-cafe-songs-of-world-war-i-2019-02-20/, 617-376-1506.

Experience the joy of movement with Donna Newman-Bluestein, dance and movement therapist. Donna will lead participants in playfully moving to music from the Caribbean to oldies swing bands. Together, the group will create an original dance. No experience necessary. Donna will follow your lead.


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Feb
12
10:30 AM10:30

Mind and Memory Café, Norwood MA

Where: Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree 
40 Clapboardtree Street, Norwood, MA 02062

Cost: Free

RSVP: not required.

In your seat or on your feet, dance to music from the Big Bands to the 1960's. Donna brings themes, props, plenty of inspiration, and a sense of fun to elicit movement, dance, song and a greater sense of vitality and connection.


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Feb
11
1:30 AM01:30

Memory Café, Quincy MA

Where: Quincy Council on Aging 
440 E Squantum St, Quincy, MA 02171

Cost: Free

RSVP required. Please RSVP to Margaret Donaher 
mdonaher@quincyma.gov, 617-376-1506.

The Quincy Memory Cafe is for those who are caring for or experiencing some form of memory loss. The cafe provides entertainment, and simply a space for those to connect with one another who are in the same situation. Entertainment, Pastries and other small bites will be provided by Standish Village Assisted Living.


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Sep
27
4:00 PM16:00

Workshop: Engaging Elders: Dance and Movement with Donna Newman-Bluestein and Audrey Albert King.

  • Washburn Lounge, Lesley University Brattle Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Engaging Elders: Using Creative Arts in Community and Residential Settings, 10th annual Arts in Healthcare Conference at Lesley University (2 CE hours). Dance and Movement with Donna Newman-Bluestein and Audrey Albert King.

Lesley University, Washburn Lounge (Brattle Campus).

Contact Beth Tallett at etallett@lesley.edu or 617.349.8833 to register.

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