Creative Engagement

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Engagement and connection through the arts can improve quality of life through increased self-esteem and build a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

We are fortunate to have Anne Basting, one of the world’s leading experts on Creative Engagement, in our community. Basting is a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, Professor of Theatre at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and founder and President of TimeSlips. She has pioneered a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, and has introduced a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders.

To promote her newest book, Creative Care, Basting has teamed up with Boswell Book Company to host a virtual event on Tuesday, May 19, at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Click here to register for this event.

Sarah Freimuth, an MSW Care Manager at Stowell, is a Creative Engagement Specialist who trained with Anne Basting. Sarah is available to meet virtually with clients and their families to develop a personalized program to enhance an old talent, develop a new talent or hobby, and encourage new opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about Stowell’s Creative Engagement Program and how it can help your loved one, I encourage you to contact us.

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