Bringing Health and Wellness to Claremont Seniors

posted Sep 11, 2015, 10:17 AM by Blh Webber   [ updated Sep 11, 2015, 10:17 AM by Site Managers ]
On Thursday, September 10th the Department of Family Medicine, Casita Maria, Dances for a Variable Population, and the William Hodson Senior Center hosted their Arts and Movement Speaks kick-off event.  The CHVI program, funded by the Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, brings together the partnering community based organizations in order to focus on mental health and wellbeing among seniors.  
    The Casita Maria and Dances for a Variable Population will work together to host daily classes at the Hodson Senior Center, engaging participants in visual arts, dancing, story telling, ceramics, and theater.  Family Medicine will work concurrently with the seniors and teaching artists to address mental health and wellness, utilziing one on one visits with the Department geriatrician, as well as group visits with a Department behavioral scientist.
    The kick off was a huge success, with the seniors moving and grooving as they got samples of the various programs that would be offered.  Thank you to all who made the event such a success!