Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Glamourous Life - Blessedness
like being busier than a one legged man in a bum kicking contest....
(the busy part is the blessing.)
(I have to thank Laurie for the saying.)
There was a meeting for a organizing a festival called Creative Aging. I need, of course, another interest...
Many different senior groups were represented at this meeting- program coordinators for senior homes and senior drop ins, a drama professor, senior outreach...etc. The point of it being that creative interests and activity have a very significant effect on quality of life... health- mental and physical...no surprise if one participates in this already.
The main idea, that I was hearing, is that the classes are to have a measurable acquisition of skill. So the instruction of the classes is from professionals in the artistic field- Visual Arts, Writing, Drama, Dance.
The age group is the interesting part. There are so many interesting messages from the Elders.
The challenging part is to evoke an interest in the program from a greater number of seniors. They, on the whole, don't seem to think that their lives have been very interesting. !!!
If you have any ideas, thoughts or comments..I would love to hear them.
As the days go by, I realize I am doing this for me future self.
frost on the window
Something to see... Marcello Mastroianni (anytime in anything but specifically...) 's I Remember
Music... The Pet Shop Boys -The Complete Singles Collection
We went to Edmonton Opera, Gilbert and Sulivan's Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty.
So many things to tell you!