February 8, 2018

Links from Recent Silver Force Emeriti Presentation: Improv for Healthy Aging

By Neath Folger

The Silver Force Emeriti event January 25th at RGCC included a presentation by Laurel Podulke-Smith - Well-Being:  improvisational Theater aficionado, Benefits for everyone!.

Below are a few of the resources mentioned to help one get started.

  1. Mayo Clinic offers a once-per-month improv workshop in Geffen Auditorium.  To receive monthly updates on improv events email: humanitiesrochester@mayo.edu and ask to be added the mailing list.
  2. A link to the recent Mayo Clinic News Center story and video, “Become a better communicator through Medical Improv workshops”, http://newsletters.mayo.edu/newscenter/Article.aspx?contentID=DOCMAN-0000173221
  3. Link to an article on medical improv authored by Katie Watson, JD, who conducts workshops on medical improv.  “Serious Play: Teaching Medical Skills With Improvisational Theater Techniques”, Academic Medicine, Oct. 2011, Vol. 86, issue 10. http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2011/10000/Perspective__Serious_Play__Teaching_Medical_Skills.23.aspx
  4. Katie Watson was on Mayo Clinic Rochester campus for the 2017 Humanities in Medicine Conference and delivered one of the plenary presentations during the conference: “Medicine Unscripted: The Need for Medical Improv in Modern Healthcare” -- http://videoexchange.mayo.edu/media/2017+Humanities+in+Medicine+Symposium+-+October+27%2C+2017/0_slfmhw4u
  5. Article on Improv for Healthy Aging: https://www.grandparents.com/health-and-wellbeing/anti-aging/improv-comedy
  6. Rochester Public Library free weekly improv workshops: https://root.evanced.info/rochester/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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