seniors

In development: Inclusive arts and long-term care study

In development: Inclusive arts and long-term care study

A big H'art Centre welcome to Amanda Ball and Lauren McKinley, two field placement students from the Occupational Therapy program at the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University. This summer they will dig into our outreach program called H'art Accessible...

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Go Wireless: A lifeline for seniors

Go Wireless: A lifeline for seniors

Seniors at Fairmount Home were already preparing to use technology to stay engaged and active before the pandemic hit thanks to a pilot project launched by H’art Centre’s outreach program in December 2018 and implemented in 2019.  “Little did we know that our Go...

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H’art to Develop New Deaf Senior Theatre Production

Grant from the Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant Program Supports Project Beginning this month, seniors who are Deaf will be involved in a new theatre production thanks to a $24,726 grant from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility Seniors...

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Weekend Arts Mixer Fun Facts

We launched the Weekend Arts Mixer project in March as part of our H'art Accessible Arts Program. Through the project, we aimed to create meaningful inclusive arts for seniors in long-term care on weekends and encourage more intergenerational connection –– and fun! We...

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H’art and Fairmount Home Go Wireless

  On December 13, representatives from H’art Centre, Rotary Club of Kingston and Empire Life gathered at Fairmount Home to celebrate the "Go Wireless" pilot project with Fairmount Home’s leaders, recreation staff and residents. Five Smart TV monitors, multiple...

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OTF Funds Intergenerational Arts Mixer

OTF Grant to Help H’art Pilot a New Intergenerational Arts Mixer On Sunday, the Ontario Trillium Foundation gave audience members at the finale performance of H’art Centre’s The Wishing Tree something to sing about when it was announced a weekend intergenerational...

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H’art Accessible Arts Program

Overview The H'art Accessible Arts Program (or HAAP! as we like to call it) is a community-coordinated arts program for seniors who live in long-term care homes, including those living with disabilities. Several times a week, trained artists and volunteers travel to...

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Young at H’art returns in March 2017

Young at H'art returns, expands and reaches out to long-term care homes H’art Centre is pleased to announce Young at H’art, a high-quality arts program for seniors with disabilities, will return on March 6th and feature more classes as well as outreach to three of...

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Ontario Trillium Foundation extends Young at H’art

Ontario Trillium Foundation helps H’art Centre expand and extend new program for seniors with disabilities H’art Centre is is delighted to announce generous funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation will allow it to expand and extend its new Young at H’art arts...

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Young at H’art class registration

The second phase of this program has started. Learn more! H'art Centre is pleased to offer Young at H’art, a new program for people over the age of 65 who need a little extra support to stay active in the arts. Classes begin the week of September 12, 2016 but you can...

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Seniors to Get “A Day Away”

Today, H’art Centre announced that it will expand a popular summer pilot project for seniors into a new arts program called A Day Away thanks to a grant provided by the Government of Ontario’s Seniors Community Grant Program. What started as a short summer music...

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New summer music program will get seniors rockin’

THE BOX at H’art Centre will be rocking starting on July 10, 2015 with the launch of a new, free eight-week summer music program for seniors called Rock the Chairs! The program, open to adults 55 and older, will introduce participants to a new genre of music each week...

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