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Young at HeART ~ Expressive Effects
February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Young at HeART: This is a program designed for seniors and is a dementia-friendly
environment. Get lost in paint, wear expressive costumes, dance to music and use written word
to strengthen your voice. Using expressive art to improve mental health, strengthen
communication and positively influence a person’s quality of life.
Dates: January 15 and February 5th
Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Cost: $65 per program, includes art supplies
(Sign up for both programs $120; Sliding scale for low income)
Facilitator: Kate Woodall
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 541-8927
Kate Woodall – Art Therapist (BA)
I am an experienced dancer and visual artist. Expressive art is an inner journey and
one that takes courage. I am merely a witness, holding a safe space for others to
explore an expressive art journey. There is this inner knowing and if given a
chance, creativity will provide a wealth of healing. Only you know your body,
spirit and life story.
During my own personal healing journey, I discovered creativity as a therapeutic
process. This led to years of education to become an expressive art therapist. I have
a Criminology degree from Simon Fraser University. I have facilitated many
programs in prisons, addiction treatment centers, senior’s homes and hospitals. I
have specialized training, to facilitate expressive art therapy programs with seniors
with Dementia. I facilitated my own expressive art therapy program, “Young at
heART” for 2.5 years in the Geriatric Inpatient Mental Health Unit, at Rockyview
Hospital in Calgary, Alberta. I also facilitated several art therapy based programs
and recreation programs within seniors care homes. I also co-facilitated integrative
drum circles for 2 years in the Rockyview Hospital.