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2016 Storycare Symposium
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Toronto, ON
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2016 Storycare Symposium
DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME HERE: http://storytellingtoronto.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2016-Storycare-Symposium-Programme.pdf

Storytelling Toronto and Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
invite you to a symposium on the use and value of storytelling for and by seniors.

This full-day symposium will be an opportunity to exchange ideas, discover best practices, hear and tell personal and traditional stories, and participate in intimate workshops with international leaders in the field.  The symposium will be of value to storytellers, seniors interested in developing their storytelling skills, allied health professionals, palliative care counselors, community animators, family caregivers, and anyone interested in the power of stories to build intergenerational and intercultural bridges.

A copy of the newly-published Baycrest Wisdom Book, a collection of stories from the   Baycrest community is included with the price your registration.  

Keynote speakers include Dr. Steve Sabat and Mary Louise Chown.  Dr. Sabat is a professor emeritus at Georgetown University, specializing in communication through the tangled veil of Dementia.  Mary Louise Chown is a Winnipeg-based storyteller who has pioneered the use of storytelling in Palliative Care.

The day includes a mix of performances and workshops on topics like intergenerational storytelling, storytelling for community-building, First Nations perspectives, humour, the Baycrest approach to Storycare, best practices for storytellers working with seniors, and much more.  Presenters include Celia Barker Lottridge, Itah Sadu, Louise Profeit-Leblanc, Marylyn Peringer, Lynda Howes, Jim Rennie, Lorne Brown, Calogero Chiarelli, Dan Yashinsky, Dinny Biggs, Village of Storytellers: Regent Park, and Melissa Tafler.

This project is supported by Storytelling Toronto, New Horizons for Seniors Program (Employment and Social Development Canada), the Arts and Health Program at Baycrest Health Sciences, The Neighbourhood Group and Kensington Gardens Long Term Care.

Location

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care (View)
3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M6A 2E1
Canada

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Categories

Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Other > Health & Wellness

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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