Navigation Links
CenterLight Healthcare Teams Up with Dance Theatre of Harlem to Create Innovative Movement Program for Seniors
Date:8/6/2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

Marking the first collaboration of its kind by a healthcare provider and a major arts organization, CenterLight Healthcare, an innovative managed long-term care organization, and the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem recently completed the pilot program of an original dance, movement and balance class for seniors.

The first graduation ceremony of the inventive program was held on June 3rd at the Dance Theatre of Harlem school on W. 152nd St. The program offered members of CenterLight Healthcare with differing levels of mobility (including individuals incapacitated by stroke) the opportunity to enjoy the wellness benefits of music and movement to both the mind and body.

CenterLight students rehearsed and presented a short dance routine, showcasing the skills they learned during the 10-week program. A graduation ceremony followed the performance.

At the ceremony, Dance Theatre of Harlem Executive Director Laveen Naidu remarked on how thrilling it was to see these students so positively impacted: “It’s incredibly exciting to see the power art has to make a difference in people’s lives. All you need is imagination and the willingness to get it done.”

The seniors were offered the rare opportunity to train with the faculty of the world-renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, including professional dancer and ballet and tap teacher, Rachel Sekyi.

Sekyi noted that she was pleased to welcome the “new additions to the Dance Theatre of Harlem family,” whom she instructed on “how to make pathways in the space” and to “physically move specific parts of their bodies, which helps keep the mind stimulated and the body rejuvenated.”

Many of the participating seniors reported improvement in balance and coordination. Maria Beri, a member at CenterLight’s 99th Street Program of All-inclusive Care for The Elderly (PACE) Facility, experienced relief from back pain by taking the classes.

“I have a herniated disk and a pinched nerve,” Beri said. “My doctor told me that movement would help,” she said. “And it has.” Regarding CenterLight PACE, Beri added, “I couldn’t wait to join this program. It’s something you don’t find everywhere. The people are so caring. It’s like a home away from home.”

A new semester is planned to kick off in September to offer this unique wellness experience to a new “senior class.”

About CenterLight Healthcare
CenterLight Healthcare is a member of CenterLight Health System, a non-profit national leader in providing and coordinating residential, home and community-based long term care for more than 15,000 chronically ill and disabled adults throughout the New York metropolitan area. CenterLight Healthcare is an innovative managed long-term care organization on a mission to provide the highest quality long-term healthcare services to older adults, the chronically ill, disabled individuals and others, enabling them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life while living safely in their homes and communities. Serving more than 3,600 members at 14 centers, our Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program is the largest and one of the oldest such programs in the country. Learn more at http://www.centerlighthealthcare.org/.

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing company, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts. Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12070345.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Sferrella to Address New Radiology Mandates, Existing Certifications in Radiology at American Healthcare Radiology Administrators Annual Meeting
2. RTLS in Healthcare Market by Product & Technology $2,081.05 Million by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets
3. Medical Solutions Ranks as One of U.S.’ Top Healthcare Staffing Companies
4. Integrated Sustainable Design Reaches the Healthcare Industry
5. PharmaVOICE Honors Five PHCG Leaders Among 100 Healthcare Visionaries
6. Infection Prevention and Control Market 2018: (HAIs) Healthcare-associated Infections Upsurge Drives the Growth Forecasts a New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org
7. Sensor Market in Consumer Healthcare Worth $47.40 Billion by 2020 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets
8. Quirk Healthcare Foundation Hosts Fifth Annual California NextGen User Symposium and Launches First Annual Florida NextGen User Symposium
9. Company Helps Healthcare Agencies to Pass Inspections and Audits
10. Student Discounts Offered for International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference
11. My Clients Plus Announces Over 80 Online Therapy Notes to Help Healthcare Providers Go Paperless
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... A revolution is underway. Brooklyn-based ... experience for the millions of people who require these medical transport services annually. ... through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put forth an industry-changing app ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind ... able to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the ... solutions currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica Scruggs ... for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs surgery, ... Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, MD, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: