Tidewater Arts Outreachhttp://www.TidewaterArtsOutreach.org
The mission of Tidewater Arts Outreach is to share joy with older adults and enhance their wellness through the healing power of the arts. Tidewater Arts Outreach shares the joy and healing power of high-quality, live arts experiences with people who have limited access to the arts due to health, economic or social circumstances. The arts cultivate a 'healing environment,' helping participants address the mental and emotional aspects of recovery. TAO arts programs also: provide isolated people with mental stimulation and social engagement, allow participants to have a voice, creative choices and artistic outlets for self-expression, give community artists tools, resources and support to engage in charitable work and engage volunteers to support our humanitarian efforts and increase the impact of donor contributions. In carrying out this mission, we strive to create a social awareness of the thousands of people in Hampton Roads who are isolated from society.