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Writing for the Health of It

Published: Aug 20th, 2013

Writing for the Health of It is a fun and inspirational writing group designed for all members of Shands staff, including non-writers, who wish to access their creative voice and express themselves […]

Dance for Lifelong Health for All

Published: Aug 19th, 2013

Free weekly dance classes that focus on fun, fitness, creativity and community and use easy dance techniques from jazz, modern, and various national styles that contribute to experiencing the joy […]

Musicians on Call

Published: Jun 27th, 2013

Musicians on Call is a program that occurs throughout the week in the North and South Towers.  During this time, musicians answer referrals by performing for patients and family members […]

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Published: Jun 12th, 2013

MBSR’s six week program offers: Mindfulness meditation instruction Introductory mindful yoga Evidence-based tools for anxiety, depression, & promoting happiness Group dialogue Daily homework assignments 4 CDs and a practice manual […]

Brown Bag Cafe

Published: May 14th, 2013

Brown Bag Café is a performance series that occurs on Fridays from noon-1pm in the North Tower Atrium. During this time, the North Atrium is transformed into a performance space […]

An oral history from Heather (Hankins) Ivanov

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

I was born on September 21, 1968 in Gainesville, Florida. My father was a student in the UF College of Medicine in psychiatry. Not long after I was born, we […]

Awaiting Baby

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

Needlecraft and fabric painting are the staple of this program for soon to be moms who are on bed rest. Using traditional crafts, the artists engage mother and families in […]

Art for the Heart

Art for the Heart

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

Once a week, a waiting room on the 5th floor at UF Health Shands Hospital is transformed into a social gathering place for patients and families. Adult patients waiting for […]

Circle Art Studio

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

In response to a parent’s concern over long wait times for outpatient surgery, artists set up a visual arts and crafts table three days a week in the Ambulatory Waiting […]

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Lose your Dialysis Blues

Published: Feb 7th, 2012

Visual artists bring painting, drawing and collage supplies on a mobile cart into the Dialysis Unit and work with pediatric patients while they are tethered to the dialysis machines. On […]