*Update* The Museum will be due to COVID-19. This program has been moved to Zoom. Please read below for details on registering for this activity:
VIRTUAL Art Moves Me, a program for people with Parkinson's and care partners:
January 20 at 1:30 - 3:30
Recent studies and research have proven that a trip to the art gallery or museum can positively impact your health and mental well-being in several essential ways, like lowering anxiety and depression and boosting critical thinking skills. Each time you look at a piece of art, your brain is working to make sense of the visual information it's receiving. This occurs through a process known as embodied cognition, in which mirror neurons in the brain turn things like action, movement, and energy that you see in art into actual emotions you can feel.
You are invited to attend two free virtual Art Moves Me, classes! Enjoy guided group activities of "close looking" at artworks, interactive discussion, mindfulness and relaxation responses for mental wellness, and Parkinson's specific dance and movement. All can be done seated, from your chair at home.
Led by Cynthia Pegado, Dance for Parkinson's artist, and Kathy Shiroki, Burchfield Penney Art Center museum educator.
Call Cynthia Pegado at 716.262.8122 in advance to register. Participants must provide an email address and be able to use Zoom.
Last updated on January 13, 2022