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Programs

Reflect & Connect Calls

To help older adults who may not have access to video technology or wifi overcome social isolation, we developed the Reflect & Connect Calls program which uses telephone calls to help spark creativity and social connection. This program involves creative arts activities conducted over the phone to address key issues for aging populations, such as memory and resilience. By using one of two curricular options, either visual arts or inter-generational storytelling, participants work one-on-one together or in small groups over the phone with their facilitator for six interactive sessions. Each session is structured around creative expression, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning. We have had positive feedback that not just the participants enjoy this, but the facilitators and participating sites greatly benefit from these conversations and activities as well.

Programs

Reflect & Connect Calls

To help older adults who may not have access to video technology or Wifi overcome social isolation, FAH developed the Reflect & Connect Calls program which uses telephone calls to help spark creativity and social connection. This program involves creative arts activities conducted over the phone to address key issues for aging populations, such as memory and resilience. By using one of two curricular options, either visual arts or intergenerational storytelling, participants work one-on-one together or in small groups over the phone with their facilitator for six interactive sessions. Each session is structured around creative expression, mindfulness, and social and emotional learning. We have had positive feedback that not just the participants enjoy this, but the facilitators and participating sites greatly benefit from these conversations and activities as well.

Components

Founded upon a research-based methodology, these sessions are carefully tailored to a variety of populations – from older adults to college students – to create unique experiences that address participants’ specific needs and align with partner organizations’ goals. All of our programs are structured around three key components: 

Creative Expression

Interactive art programs provide positive physiological and psychological health benefits by fostering a deeper connection with oneself and others.

Mindfulness

We use a variety of high-impact activities to help individuals better manage stress and develop pro-health routines.

Social-Emotional learning

We rely on group discussion and self-reflection to help participants foster a stronger sense of connection to themselves and others. 

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Resources

Across all programs, The Foundation for Art & Healing equips community-based organizations with a set of resources and materials to support implementation in their communities.

Comprehensive Planning Framework

Detailed guidelines offer partner organizations the support and flexibility to meet their community’s needs.

Facilitator Trainings

We offer tools, tutorials, and strategies to partner organizations so their staff and community members can help shape and guide the program’s successful implementation.

Promotion and Communications Materials

The Foundation for Art & Healing offers strategies to recruit participants and publicize the program with the wider community.

Pre- and Post- Evaluation

We measure impact by collecting participants’ feedback to gauge programs’ success in meeting partner organizations’ objectives and goals.  

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Community Partners

Review a list of partners we’ve worked with to develop programs in their communities.

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Interested in creating program opportunities for your community? Reach out to us to learn more!