The Storycare Project was a one-time program consisting of two workshops and a symposium held in December 2016. One of the Project outcomes was Memories Into Stories: A Storytelling Resource Guide for Senior Adults, developed as an extension of The Storycare Project, and explores the connection between memory, storytelling, and the mental health and care of senior adults.
TAKE ME TO “MEMORIES INTO STORIES”
Read the 2016 program description below.
Storycare is a new approach to integrating the art and experience of storytelling into healthcare and community leadership settings. It was developed through the storyteller-in-residence program at Baycrest Health Sciences. The Storycare Project includes two workshops and a symposium this December.
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.
Storycare Project Workshop One: DISCOVERING AND APPLYING THE POWER OF SENIORS’ STORIES
At a time when scientific breakthroughs and new technologies are a daily occurrence, it’s quite amazing that ‘story’ is being re-discovered as a unique and powerful way to connect with others;
- Why stories are so powerful
- The importance of engaging in listening and gathering seniors’ stories
- The role stories can play in helping heal ‘broken narrative’ resulting from physical, social, mental and/or emotional limitations
- Techniques, tips and templates on how to help ourselves and seniors shape and share stories
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 (9:30am – 11:30am)
Venue: Kensington Gardens Long Term Care, 25 Brunswick Ave, South Building (just north of College Street)
Fee: $10 + HST (not including service fee)
Workshop Leader: Norma Cameron, CFRE (British Columbia), Storytelling and Narrative Consultant, North Saanich, British Columbia
Storycare Project Workshop Two: HELPING SENIORS SHAPE THEIR STORY FROM A PHOTOGRAPH
They say a picture is worth 1000 words, but what if it takes some coaching to remember the story behind that picture? Learn how to use photographs as a tool to encourage stories told by seniors and ourselves;
- Listening and cueing techniques for stories
- Use of photographs helping seniors/oneself remember personal stories
- Use of questions to draw out story details, senses, emotions
- Ethics for listeners dealing with triggers and traumas
- Hands on activities and hearing seniors present their own examples of stories using photographs.
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016 (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
Venue: Central Neighbourhood House, 349 Ontario Street (just south off Gerrard Street E between Sherbourne and Parliament)
Fee: $10 + HST (not including service fee)
Workshop Leader: Rani Sanderson, Program Coordinator of StoryCentre Canada
**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT **
Storytelling Toronto and Baycrest Health Sciences
invite you to a
Symposium on the Use and Value
of Storytelling for and by Seniors
Friday, December 9, 2016
9 am – 5 pm
Registry Fee: $30 + HST (not including service fee)
“My stories are my wealth.” Angela Sidney, Tagish elder, Yukon Territory
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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.
Storycare has come out of the work of the Arts and Health program and Baycrest’s Storyteller-in-Residence, which focuses on creating and enhancing the role of story throughout the healthcare environment. From one-on-one exchanges to story-circles throughout Baycrest, stories are welcomed, celebrated, and used as ways of affirming the lives of patients, residents, staff, and families.
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 practises for storytellers working with seniors, and much more.
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.
A copy of the newly-published Baycrest Wisdom Book, a collection of stories from Baycrest patients, residents, staff, and family members, is included in your registration. Lunch and snacks will be provided.*
For more information contact Storytelling Toronto: T: 416-656-2445 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
** Baycrest is at 3560 Bathurst Street, north of Lawrence Street West; if travelling by TTC take the #7 Bathurst bus to Baycrest Avenue. Parking available in Baycrest lot or on side streets.