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.
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Event by Art Hives / Les Ruches d’Art, WIN: The West-end Intergenerational Network and Concordia University Art Hives
Location: Concordia University Art Hive campus Loyola
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 September 25th are:
Dorothy Spevack- “Ear Seeds & Acupuncture”:
Dorothy is a social worker and NADA-trained Auricular Detox Specialist. She will present 5 point ear acupuncture/ear seeds as a wellness practice.
Leo Bottos- “Men’s / Mensch Shed”
Leo is an artist and engineer, and the volunteer lead facilitator at the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Residence’s Men’s/Mensch Shed. In a Shed, men get together for activities like woodworking projects, cooking, bike repairs, music, etc. The movement started in Australia in 2007, expanding the tradition of backyard sheds into collaborative, communal spaces for the wellbeing of senior men.
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)