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Sex, Intimacy & Aging

A rousing one-woman performance by Hedda Matza-Haughton, she invites the audience to explore intimacy and aging through the stories of her characters. There is a character who only loved one person who passed and left them to figure out life alone, another who is facing cancer and afraid of losing her identity, a man who…

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Discover More Joy in Aging

Join us for an interactive, fun-filled morning focusing on how you can increase laughter and joy in your daily life. Discover joy in aging and how laughter has positive health outcomes. You will be laughing and at the same time learning the physical and emotional benefits of laughter and joy, including research in this area.

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Performer shares cancer journey, hope at JFCS

SaraSolo Festival participant Valerie David shared her cancer journey during a special performance at Jewish Family and Children’s Service. by: Anna Brugmann Staff Writer When Valerie David was found to have lymphoma, she was scared. When she was found to have breast cancer 15 years later, she was angry. “Anger is a lot more powerful than fear,” David…

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JFCS Cancer Support & Wellness Program

JFCS of Suncoast, Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Cancer Care and Arts For Health Sarasota-Manatee are Excited to present the dynamic Valerie David – two time cancer survior, kicking cancer and new meaning into her life. Valerie promises to deliver an hour of laughter, empowerment and strength of spirit to all who attend.

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The Telling Project

Sharing their stories, bringing home the reality of war. Two years ago, when they agreed to be part of the Tampa edition of The Telling Project, a national performing arts nonprofit that employs theater to deepen understanding of the military and veterans’ experiences, neither Ryan Simonson nor Scott Owens had ever set foot on a…

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AFHS-M Presents at Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators’ Association

Arts For Health Sarasota-Manatee Presents at Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators’ Association District VI Meeting on July 21, 2016. It’s difficult to imagine a more ideal audience for an arts and health presentation than the group gathered at the recent Florida Health Care Activity Coordinators’ Association District VI meeting at Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson in Sarasota. Guest speaker, Hedda-Matza-Haughton, LCSW,…

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Mural Collaboration

Mural collaboration with AFHS-M, Inc. & Health Department of Manatee County Lisa Richardson and Marcia Calderone made the mural. The mural features the word ‘Welcome’ in eighteen different languages.  BRADENTON — A new mural will be unveiled Tuesday at the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County. The art will be located in the immunization area of the building. The…