Special Projects

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Day of the Dead: At Casa Azul’s sixth annual signature event, Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead, our Café Mortal group will create an original ofrenda (altar) in memory of the late Stimp Hawkins, the groups founder, and other loved ones group members have lost. The tradition of the ofrenda is to honor the loss of one or more loved ones or the loss of one or more prominent community member(s).  The ofrendas will open to the public for exhibition Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th at the Greensboro Public Library.

LGBTQ Elder Toolkit: CAN-NC is creating a LGBTQ Elder Toolkit utilizing interviews from the “Then & Now: exploring LGBTQ stories across generations” documentary and supplemental printed materials to educate healthcare staff and other aging service providers about the issues facing older people who identify as LGBTQ in our state.  The Toolkit will feature  the 30 minute Then & Now documentary followed by short segments on specific topics such as terminology, discrimination, family, religion, and legal issues. An accompanying booklet will include questions for discussion as well as stats, common myths, resources and more. The Toolkit and associated training program by CAN-NC staff will launch in the spring of 2015. For more information contact Lia Miller at lia@can-nc.org or 336-253-0856.

Watch the video that launched this project at http://www.can-nc.org/lgbtq/.

This project received support from the Guilford Green Foundation.

 

RECENT EVENTS:

ARTmail for Alzheimer’s: In partnership with UNCG and with partial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, this exciting project will help us understand how the arts impact older adults with dementia. Research results will be shared once completed. Learn more about the pilot project research at https://www.uncg.edu/hhs/home-page/art-mail-2016.html and about ARTmail at www.can-nc.org/artmail

This project received support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Learning English: An Intergenerational Arts Approach for Refugees aimed to increase language proficiency among older refugees in Guilford County through intergenerational arts. CAN-NC provided a total of 20 arts & citizenship classes to 40 refugees to increase their language proficiency and help them acclimate, find and receive services, and obtain citizenship. We worked with the Center for New North Carolinians and the Guilford College Bonner Program to promote the program and get volunteers. The classes at Glen Haven started in early February with a staggered start date in March for classes to begin at Mosaic House. The program wrapped up with a celebratory luncheon at CAN-NC at Bell House on June 10th with about 25 refugees in attendance.

 This project received support from ArtsGreensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

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