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Verb Ballets receives support of the Ohio Arts Council to continue Moving Connections

By July 28, 2017May 14th, 2018No Comments

CLEVELAND, OH – Verb Ballets is honored to receive support of the Ohio Arts Council to continue Moving Connections program in Northeast Ohio for the 2017-18 season. Moving Connections, a wellness program of Verb Ballets, is a movement workshop designed for older adults 50 and over to encourage creativity, engage social interaction and deepen an appreciation of the arts through the joy of movement. Led by professionally trained dancers and movement experts, Moving Connections help older adults develop flexibility, increase breath, exercise concentration that connects mind to body and increase cognitive function. The program is designed for all ability levels and can be done while seated. Verb Ballets has expanded this increasingly popular movement program to a tri-county area in Ohio to include Lorain and Summit counties. The program provides older adults with an opportunity to observe and experience new ways of moving, regardless of personal limitations. It has been particularly helpful in building community and in giving Alzheimer’s patients a new avenue for connecting with friends, family, caregivers and facility staff as well as others. The program has been featured in The Plain Dealer as an excellent example of how local dance companies are reaching out to the community.