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Augustana Care Brings Four Exceptional Performing Arts Groups to Residents in N. Minneapolis and Hopkins

April 21, 2016

What is a proven way to reach people despite their abilities or communication skills? A growing body of evidence suggests that performing arts help develop key cognitive skills and promote social and emotional strengths. We at Augustana Care LOVE the performing arts—and so do residents and families.

Director of the Black Storytellers Alliance Nothando ZuluThat is why Augustana Care is bringing four amazing performing arts groups together to perform for our residents in North Minneapolis and Hopkins. Performances will begin in May, and feature four of the Twin Cities top performing arts groups, the Ancia Saxophone Quartet, the Black Storytellers Alliance, Ethnic Dance Theatre, and the Hollywood Studio of Dance.

Performances will give residents and their families access to professional arts experiences that are often inaccessible to older adults with conditions that prevent them from going to concerts. “Theatrical and musical performances are so vital to the quality of all our lives, and Augustana Care’s goal is to help the people we serve live the lives that most inspire them,” says Augustana Care’s Activities Director Sarah Jo Royce, who works at Thomas T. Feeney Manor at Heritage Park. “We are all looking forward to being inspired.”

 

 (Reference: http://www.earts.org/usr/Cognition.pdf)