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Senior Network Activity Program (SNAP)

Senior Network Activity Program (SNAP)



snap encourage me to carry armed and I think it's save part of my life I my first time trying to do any art I love everybody in flap and y'all encouraging me a lot in snap we build on the premise that people of any race gender or class can be creative members of society well into our senior years that we can resist race class and age prejudices and the stigma of mental illness while putting our talents to work in building community Snap is proud to be located in Richmond California we are a diverse group with a wide range of talents and interests and like many people our talents can get buried under the pressure of mental and physical illness working nine years now he's the person that started this program under the lifelong leadership it's a mental health program funded by Contra Costa County and that's why one of the reasons that I am so attracted to this program because everything we do is through movement song creativity exercises for cognition word games what it does is help people come and have a place to be they live in the building they normally wouldn't even socialize and folks that are in these programs now are actually friends and not just neighbors as a group we create a safe stimulating environment where everyone can find their voice we practice Spanish through play songs and dance we learn visual art skills like painting in a variety of crafts and also percussion under the direction of local artists we've painted two beautiful community murals now in exhibition at the Richmond library last year we put together a fun multidisciplinary performance entitled getting to know us in which clients told their individual stories while putting to work their artistic talent [Applause] my name is Lorena and I'm a teacher here at Snap I've been a teacher here for about five years and I love this job and I love these people they teach me about different ways of learning different ways of excelling I teach him Spanish I teach in music we do a lot of group activities we go out on outings we celebrate – we celebrate life we celebrate each other and I didn't tell me – snapping off about five years and we has a lot of fun you know it takes up a lot of my time you know he's not in trouble and I like their they're very diverse as far as the people that they're the activities that are provided it's a great thing because I'm learning a lot and I know this remark Jones now because I know I will get I was born someplace things I like to do is sing and dance and because of my illness now I can't do the dancing like I want but a dance last week with Lu LuAnn LuAnn and my leg shop approve all positive moves there for me for the length of it I like that and I like to wear the program go that I speak Spanish a little bit with you and I like the way we do the words on the wall and I like snapper especially I like my bingo and I have really been enjoying going to snap because I'm a type of person I like to stay active we do all this regardless of physical or mental conditions because in snap we understand that even when some learning processes may slow down in our senior years we can still thrive in many other surprising ways you

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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