Seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST from potential participants for our very successful Creative Ageing program available from June 2022

PROGRAM OVERVIEW This program enhances techniques that health practitioners currently employ when implementing creative movement activities in care or rehabilitation. The program demonstrates ways that movement can: • increase coordination, strength, and flexibility while releasing body tension and improve balance and, • create a familiar environment in which the participants enjoy movement and music in a safe, supportive environment.

The training is ideal for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation specialists, aged care nurses and anyone who is involved in using movement in a wellbeing capacity.

It is customised for health practitioners who may have limited or no background in creative movement, with a focus on: • dance styles • the relationship between dance and music • the use of rhythm in dance exercises, and • the creative process. Participants will gain or refresh skills in : • incorporating movement in care, rehabilitation and well-being programs, and • engaging confidently in experiences that resonate with their clients.

ACCREDITATION On completion of the program, participants receive a Statement of Attainment in: Incorporating Movement in a Care or Health Setting The accredited units attached to the program: CUADAN314 Develop dance improvisation skills CUADAN331 Integrate rhythm in dance and movement technique BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process

The program is normally offered over two days. If required, arrangements can be made to adapt the delivery to needs of an organisation.

FULLY SUBSIDISED TRAINING This program is fully subsidised and would be offered to you and/or your organisation as FEE FREE. Over the past 6 years, TAFE NSW has been delivering this Creative Ageing program for Hunter New England Health, Mid North Coast Health and a number of independent aged care facilities.


JESS CONNEELY BA Dance (Distinction) Teacher and Facilitator

Jessica is a highly skilled facilitator with over 30 years experience in performing, teaching, and educating others on the benefits of dance. Jess provides safety-conscious dance and movement programs for seniors across Australia and is the founder of Dance4wellbeing and co- director of Dance for Parkinson's Australia.