Easing Social Isolation Through Art


Easing Social Isolation Through Art

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Dancing for the Love of Jim

Social isolation is a concern for many older adults. Research suggests that being isolated is just as bad as smoking cigarettes and worse than being obese (AARP, May 23, 2012).  The Islands of Milwaukee is a bold, innovative project that addresses social isolation among older adults living alone or under-connected to their communities through creative engagement.  Stowell Associates is one of the project’s community partners.  To read more click the link: September Bulletin: Easing Social Isolation Through Art.

To learn more about the Islands of Milwaukee click the following links:

         Islands of Milwaukee

         Questions of the Day

To learn more about project founder, Anne Basting and collaborative partner, Sojourn Theatre Company click the following links:

         Anne Basting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor

         Sojourn Theatre Company

To learn more about Bill and Jim’s experiences click the following links:

        Dancing for the Love of Jim                                 Antoinette’s Tea

        Bill’s Rocks                                                               Bill’s Story of Silence

To learn more about the community event at Milwaukee City Hall click the link, Doors Open Milwaukee.

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