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Program Updates: Dance for MS and Dance for Life

The dance programs Dance for MS and Dance for Life have new times. Dance for MS: Thursdays 11:00am-12:00pm (virtual) Dance for Life: Fridays 1100am-12:00pm (virtual) Questions? Email Whitney Wilson at wwilson@arts.ufl.edu or Arts in Medicine at artsinmedicine@shands.ufl.edu Read more about Arts in Medicine’s virtual workshops and…

New Program: The Thriving Kind

Updated May 14th, 2021 The Thriving Kind aims to create community, connection and self-nurturance through gentle mindful movement and art-making. This program is offered freely as a continuum of care to those previously hospitalized and living with chronic conditions. These 90 minute sessions are offered on the 2nd Saturday monthly…

Program Update: Qigong for Wellbeing’s new day, time, and name!

Qigong for Wellbeing, originally held Mondays at 5:30pm, has moved! Starting February 23rd, the class (now titled Midday Stretch & Renew) will be offered every Tuesday at 11:30am. The class remains free of charge and open to all, via Zoom (a free video-conferencing platform that allows our team to…

Artists’ Journals: Guest writer Betsy Fisher’s first installment

Betsy Fisher and her son, Marshal Artists in residence are often asked what it’s like to be an artist, musician, and/or writer working at the hospital bedside. So Arts in Medicine sought to outline their experiences through multimedia journal entries, written by the artists in residence, in a series titled…

Theatre Connect: Registration Now Open!

Theatre Connect ONLINE! Spring 2021 We welcome you to join our Spring cast of Theatre Connect Online! Register now for our third virtual season of Theatre Connect, via Zoom. We’ll rehearse various improv, role, movement, and story games along with other creative arts activities adapted for a virtual environment.

AIM All-request Concerts Provide Continued Care

AIM Live Concert Update 12/17/2020 As AIM transitions back to full bedside services, the AIM Live Concerts have been paused. Thank you to all who attended and supported this effort to engage our hospital and…

AIM Drop-ins for staff in quarantine are back!

Arts in Medicine is here for you. Check out the image below for information on our free, no-commitment programs for UF Health staff in quarantine due to COVID-19. Check out our virtual resources on AIM to ConnectCheck us out on Facebook for our Live all-request concert…

Arts in Medicine’s COVID-19 Pandemic Arts Response

Watch the video below to discover how the Arts in Medicine program at UF Health in Gainesville, FL responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with creative innovation that adapted our delivery of services to provide continued care to the patients, their families, and staff.

Dance for Life and Dance for MS 2020 National Water Dance Contribution

For the past two weeks, participants in the Dance for Life and Dance for MS classes have been learning the universal opening and closing sequences, as well as collaboratively creating their own section, for the 2020 National Water Dance. National Water Dance is first and foremost a Movement Choir—a collective…