The Art Hives’ Science Shop presents:
“Senior STEAM” Teapot Chats: What keeps your engine running?
This afternoon series of public creative science conversations will highlight older adults’ passion and ingenuity that help navigate challenges of aging in Quebec.
This series will illuminate the creative projects and inventions supported by the arts, sciences, and community-building that older adults are involved in that bring personal and community health and well-being.
Facebook event here
Duration: 1 hr 30 min
Join us Wednesdays at tea time to share what’s working about growing older through short talks and long conversations. All ages are welcome to hear from our older adults in the community, to join in the discussion, and to create art.
The speakers who will kickstart the conversation on Wednesday October 23rd are:
Mindful meditation and art, with a focus on representational drawing. The practice of being present, connecting to the breath and to “ observed subject/object” how the hand acts as an extension of the visual field.
“I have always kept close contact with the visual arts, either “hands on” or as a viewer. As a former kindergarten teacher the arts played a large and important part of the curriculum. I was always amazed how many children “just do it” for the sensory pleasure. The word “art” has a broader definition for me now, the realization and expression of an idea , material undefined and unlimited.”
Strategies for Healthy Memory.
“After working for almost twenty years in Social Gerontology as a researcher practitioner at the CIUSSS of west-Montreal I retired last year. I have always been fascinated by anything to do with the brain and memory and during my working years I co-authored a Memory Workshop called Jog your Mind for older people to help them keep their memory intact for as long as possible. There is a lot of misinformation around regarding the memory and people are always worried about dementia. My talk will center on how we can tell the difference when we notice changes we are experiencing in our memory is just simply a part the normal aging process or if it may be something more serious.”
As an older adult, if you or someone you know would like to sign-up to briefly introduce the inspiration for one of the teapot chats this fall, kindly reach out to Lindsay Clarke for more details (honorarium provided for speaker)