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Art Is Vital – The Atlantic

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: Importance of the Arts***

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          The Atlantic media is doing some of the best and most insightful journalism being published today. This essay about the Aspen Institute Arts Program from 2014 is especially relevant today as support for the arts at the federal level is challenged. The arts are absolutely essential for the development of individuals and society. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Art Is Vital – The Atlantic

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Arts!

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Dahlia Campus for Health in Denver, Colorado

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           I recently posted the PBS story about the Dahlia Campus for Health in Denver. Today’s post links to their website so you can explore the full range of services offered there for the community. This center is a model for community involvement in its planning and development. Explore the entire website, paying special attention to the range of mental health services, from early childhood on. This is a comprehensive model for community wellness others would do well to examine.

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Source: Dahlia Campus for Health

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Dahlia Center for Health & Wellness!

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Inclusive wellness center is an oasis for a Denver neighborhood left behind | PBS NewsHour

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          The more research I do the more I am convinced that local partnerships hold the key to most important challenges. This PBS story on the Dahlia Center in Denver demonstrates community partnerships at their best. Listen to this story of what is possible when local people take their futures into their own hands. Thanks to the PBS News Hour!

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Source: Inclusive wellness center is an oasis for a neighborhood left behind | PBS NewsHour

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Dahlia Campus for Health & Well-Being in Denver!

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2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play, April 2-5, 2017

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***CONFERENCE ALERT: Play and Design in April***

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           The US Play Coalition is holding the 2017 Conference on the Value of Play at Clemson University in South Carolina in early April. It brings together a wide range of professionals concerned with play–researchers, designers, educators, community leaders, etc. You might want to check it out and pass the information on to someone who is a play professional.

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Source: 2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play, April 2-5, 2017

The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Importance of Play in All our Lives!

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Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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***Play Is Essential Series: LEGO and Early Childhood Education***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play must be central to the development of children. Lego is investing seriously in research on the importance of play in child development through its establishment of a professorship and research center at Cambridge University in the UK. This article from The Guardian is an excellent overview of both the issues and what the Lego Foundation is doing. Pass it on to school boards in your community.

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Source: Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Lego Foundation!

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6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World – Shareable

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***Transforming Communities Series: Innovations in Community Stability***

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          One of the problems in community development is displacing people who have lived in a place for generations. The community land trust and co-housing are two successful strategies for maintaining and supporting stability in an area. Today’s post from Shareable describes some successful models from around the world. You may find some ideas for your onw community here.

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Source: 6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrate Community-Building Everywhere!

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Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces – Shareable

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***Transforming Our Communities Series: New Uses for Old Spaces***

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          A few weeks ago I posted articles about the creative transformation of vacant spaces in communities. This story from Quebec demonstrates how re-purposing old building rather than tearing them down can improve life in the community. You may find ideas for your own community here.

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Source: Quebec’s Vacant Church Buildings Resurrected as Community Spaces – Shareable

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Innovation in Quebec!

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Creating a Self Is a Project That Never Ends | Senior Planet

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***Personal Development Series: The Art of Becoming***

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          Becoming who we are is a lifelong process of creative transformation, subject to the winds and waves of daily life. Senior Planet is a newsletter for the seniors of New York City, but I find it a great resource for all of us. In today’s post Debby Gallant reflects on our lifelong creative endeavor to make ourselves. The featured images are Story People, creations of Brian Andreas.

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Source: Creating a Self Is a Project That Never Ends | Senior Planet

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Courtesy of Brian Andreas Story People

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Life as a Palimpsest!

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Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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***Transforming Education Series: New Visions for Museums***

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          Museums are growing in many new directions: some are offering programs for people with disabilities, including  dementia; others are working with young people across the spectrum of K-12 education. The Institute for Museum and Library Services, a federal organization, published an evaluation of an important in-depth program for teens at three art museums, Room to Rise: Lasting Impact of Intensive Teen Programs in Art Museums. These are among the things we would be losing if the NEA and NEH are destroyed. Thanks to the New York Times and the Nonprofit Quarterly for the story.

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Source: Museums Offer Intensive Learning Experiences for Teenagers – Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates New Programs in Museums!

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Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human – Issue 1: What Makes You So Special – Nautilus

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***Ideas That Matter Series: The Basics of Being Human***

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         Nautilus is a treasure chest of ideas that make us think a little deeper than usual. Today’s post is essential reading amid the turbulence of the political and social world. Cooperation is not only basic to our being human, it is the bedrock of civil society and our ability to live together. Many of the stories I share on this blog are examples of people working together to make this a better world. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Cooperation Is What Makes Us Human – Issue 1: What Makes You So Special – Nautilus

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates People Working Together!

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