BLAST: Building Legacies And Serenity, Together

Wanna have a BLAST?  {=-D

What’s the idea?

Innovative marketplace-style events held in venues easily accessible to the elderly (Assisted Living Facilities, Senior Centers, 55+ communities, etc). 

What for? 

To restore the association between “Health” and “Happiness” by building meaningful bridges across generation gaps.  We seek to “bring the community to the elders” in an arena that promotes peace and joy, both to replenish their happiness (while encouraging participation in neuro-stimulating interaction) and absorb wisdom for today’s youth (while imbuing a sense of purpose and direction in life). 

Station Examples:

  • Storytelling booth: youth interview elders and portray the tales artistically
  • Mobile Art Gallery: featuring works from special local artists
  • Fun with Cards: quick Blackjack games, magic tricks, etc
  • Hands-On Crafts: learn and/or make your own (knit, crochet, bead art, etc)
  • Antiques: collect and trade items with a touch of history, “Pawn Stars” style
  • Photo scanning: personal photos re-created into montages or slideshows
  • Art-on-the-Spot: painter, sculptor, portrait artist, etc
  • Local live performers: musician/band, dance, mime, improv comedy
  • Silent auction: items donated by local businesses/artists/crafters
  • Beverages: local coffee/tea shop, infused water, smoothies, kombucha, etc
  • Culinary: caterers, bakers
  • Featured Farmer: or local agricultural school / group

PROCEEDS from all funds raised will be directed towards projects and research to improve Neurodegenerative Conditions of Aging (such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s) and Suicide Prevention.

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