Poetry for Life Training

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Greensboro, NC

This fun, free, high-energy workshop is packed-full of simple techniques to perform and create poems with people living dementia and to help develop high-quality arts programs.
Poetry for Life (PFL) is a pilot project to join the skills and passion of the young poets of the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, with elders at senior, assisted living and adult day care centers. In addition, we will offer training for teaching artists and healthcare workers to deepen their knowledge of using poetry to improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. We seek to bring the power of recited poetry to this under-served portion of our community.