An entertaining and educational presentation full of powerful imagery of long abandoned Virginia landmarks and emotional stories from the people that once occupied them. Experience the “unseen” side of Virginia with all the houses, churches, schools, asylums, diners and secret societies that have been “frozen in time” and now documented and delivered by our instructor, Mr. Plashal. This fascinating “storytellng session” will be the pre-requisite to the following two, which will be delivered in February and March, respectively.
This presentation will cover all the various traditional relay services and the specialized equipment used by individuals throughout the entire state of Virginia. These services are provided to those who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and may have difficulty with speech. It is a free public service which enables individuals to communicate with standard telephone users. The conversation is relayed between the two callers by a specially trained Virginia Relay Communications Assistant.
This course focuses on the concept of being inspired to create art, finding your niche and following your passion. Our instructor, Josh Plashal, draws examples from how his own artistic platform has grown from trying to understand the basics of a camera to a highly gratifying personal project that profoundly affects others, while simultaneously generating supplemental income. Come prepared to speak to your own past projects in the arts and/or those that you intend to pursue. The purpose of this course is motivation, inspiration and mutual exchange of ideas.
We will explore the art of Native Africans. Because this continent is so large, we will focus mainly on Sub-Saharan African countries. History, religion, and cultural tradition all influenced these styles. Because the mask is often recognized and very symbolic form of art, considerable emphasis will be given to mask making. We will create our own masks reflecting these styles and our own creativity.
This presentation will cover the various types of Caption Telephone Services along with the specialized equipment available for individuals who are Virginia residents. This program and the equipment is free to those who are hard of hearing. The Caption Telephone Services allows and individual to speak over the phone and read along with the conversation.
Finding local support services for seniors and caregivers is as simple as a click of a mouse! Bonnie Scimone, Community Outreach Specialist at VirginiaNavigator, will share information and demonstrate how to use SeniorNavigator, an online directory that lists 26,000+ resources that help older adults remain independent and supports family caregivers. Learn how to find information about health and aging issues, financial concerns, legal questions, caregiver support, housing and assisted living communities, and much more. Additionally, you will learn specific information on four key topics - fall prevention, chronic pain management, Medicare annual wellness visit and caregiver health.
Art of Australian Aborigines will be our subject. We will highlight rock paintings, carvings, and the dot paintings that are well-known. Symbols are very important to this culture and will be discussed. The Dreamtime is a commonly used term for describing important features of Aboriginal spiritual beliefs and existence. We will explore the Dreamtime meaning and expression in their art. We will create our own “dot painting” influenced by this unique culture.
This presentation and training involves how relay calls work, how to properly answer and receive relay calls, the benefits for businesses and facilities throughout Virginia. It’s extremely beneficial to understand that the Relay Friendly Partner program is designed to eliminate hang ups by educating business and individuals on how to identify, receive and play relay calls.
The central theme revolves around the importance of collaboration and connection with others in order to achieve your artistic goals. Specific examples are cited relative to his creation of his book and speaking business. This will also be a “show and tell” program for the residents at the request of our instructor, John. He has asked residents to come prepared to discuss their own experiences relative to their childhood homes and communities as part of this communal and collaborative workshop. Any vintage pictures would be appreciated.
We will focus on North America, exploring the art styles and techniques from various Native American Tribes and Alaskan Natives. We will discuss Northwest Coast tribes, Eastern Woodlands, Western Plains, Southwest, and Native Alaskan. These will be brief overviews due to all the variations and rich cultural traditions over time. We will highlight works of art and choose a regionals type to make a Native American inspired collage.
Are you a Veteran? Or the surviving spouse of a Veteran? If so, did you know the Veterans Administration (VA) offers a benefit that can help you pay for the cost of Assisted Living?
Join us as Angela N. Manz, P.C. discusses the potential uses of this benefit to pay for the cost of assisted living care. She will also discuss the VA’s new qualification requirements, which make it more important than ever to begin planning to qualify for the benefits now.