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Archived News Release from 2006

For Immediate Release

"Creative Aging through Expressive Arts" Conference - July 20th in Redwood City

Redwood City, CA - June 6 , 2006 - The Creative Aging through Expressive Arts Conference is a full day of arts in bloom for seniors on Thursday, July 20 th, 2006, from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, at the Veteran’s Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.

This fun, energizing, enlightening, and healthful event is sponsored by a partnership of the City of Redwood City/Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Center for Aging and Spirituality, and Senior New Ways.

The conference consists of a great variety of interactive sessions in various arts media for seniors, and for professionals working with seniors – all are welcome from throughout the peninsula and south bay area. Interactive sessions include Water coloring, Poetry, SoulCollage, Keep Moving, Guided Autobiography, Dreams as creative expression, and Creative Rhythms – healing vibrations of voice, chimes, and drums. Presentations will also be offered by Stagebridge and Front Porch Gallery.

Registration is required, and CEUs are available. The costs is $30 for seniors and students, and $45 for professionals and participants under age 55. Lunch is $10, and CEUs are $10. The registration deadline is July 10. More information and registration forms are available by calling 650-780-7264, or at any one of the sponsoring agencies’ websites: www.redwoodcity.org/parks; www.agingandspirituality.org; www.seniornewways.org.

Center for Aging and Spirituality reaches out to older adults, their families, professionals and students, offering opportunities to study, share and explore the many facets and expressions of spirituality and aging. Together, we seek a better understanding of aging with its joys and challenges.

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Senior Center partners with older adults and persons with disabilities to provide programs that enhance body, mind and spirit focusing on health and wellness through a variety of social events, expressive arts, nutrition, fitness, educational and recreational classes; plus social services support.

Senior New Ways is a multi-faith organization providing programs, resource referral, consultation, and support to older persons and their adult children and caregivers. The organization promotes the physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being of older adults.

 Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Take a look at the variety of City webcams at redwoodcity.org/webcam, and subscribe to Redwood City’s email newsletter by emailing e-news@redwoodcity.org.

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Contacts:
Linda Griffith
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services
650-780-7276

Susan Harlan, Program Manager
Center for Spirituality & Aging
408-454-5625


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