Good Grief Cape Cod presents Expressive Art Therapies WINTER Family Camp Day
Good Grief Cape Cod announces its 2nd seasonal Expressive Art Family Camp Day to be held on Saturday March 14th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel located at 350 Quaker Road in North Falmouth. Children and their families and caregivers will have the opportunity to explore the world of expressive art therapies as coping tools for grief. Join our friends of Watermelon Alligator Theatre Co, Shara Bonpietro LHMC, 508 Dance Therapy, Sam Holmstock of Drumming Strategies for Healing, Dance Fitness with Donna, Dr. Anastasia Galanapolus of Galanapolus Education and Training, and Amy Wyman of Good Grief Cape Cod as they provide thought provoking workshops for participants of all ages. These workshops will offer drama ,dance, drumming, visual arts, mindfulness in our daily lives and healthy eating habits, all important topics that can be used as tools when grieving any type of loss. Take time to relax and treat yourself to a massage with Taylor, try some Color Street Nails with Beth, and learn about Essential Oils. This event is free to grieving children and families thanks to our event sponsors the Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC. Got Grief? Lets Grieve Together!
This event is free to children and families who are coping with any type of loss. You must register for this event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Good Grief Cape Cod @ 774-302-0427
Special thanks to Sea Crest Beach Hotel and Falmouth Road Race INC.
About Good Grief Cape Cod a 501 c3
Founded in the fall of 2018, Good Grief Cape Cod's mission is to promote positive change to how we as a society respond to grief by providing community engagement opportunities, sharing information and educational workshops. that provide our community with ways to help children and families cope with death and tragedy. We offer expressive art therapy support programming for children ages 2.9-21 years of age and lending libraries throughout Cape Cod.
With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see including our famous speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers you will earn extra raffle tickets. You also earn them by attending any of our entertainment sessions! Just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
Jody Sastry Speech Therapy is a private practice for speech and language therapy in a cozy, nurturing setting. My services are covered by most health insurance plans. Therapy with children involves age-appropriate play activities. Parents are invited to watch the treatment sessions so that they can reinforce the lessons in between therapy sessions. Home practice materials will also be provided.
2. Where is it located?
My practice is attached to my home, conveniently located close to Route 6A in East Sandwich.
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
Everyday I am grateful for the ability to take in the views of the surrounding natural beauty of where we live. Aside from the beautiful landscape of Cape Cod, there is a wonderful community of close-knit, supportive people.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
I am on the board of the Companion Animal Program. My dog Cocoa, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and I visit various locations in our community to bring joy, comfort, and therapeutic support to seniors, children, and individuals with disabilities. I am also a volunteer with Wellfleet Audubon as part of Team Turtle; I do search and rescue for cold-stranded sea turtles on the Sandwich beaches.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
I think one of the biggest challenges facing parents in our community is having access to specialty services; often times parents must travel off-Cape to provide their children with appropriate services to meet their needs. Additionally frustrating, the wait times for these appointments are often booking months out.
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
After working for months helping a child improve his many speech errors, he became so confident, his teachers remarked that he seemed like a different child—more outgoing with peers and eventually he performed in a class play.
7. What advice would you give parents and caregivers in our community?
Advocate for your child if you feel they are having any trouble with their communication, no matter what others tell you. You know your child best and if you have a worry, it is valid to have it assessed by a professional.
8. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
My practice offers no waiting list and no turnover - your child will get the same therapist every week.
Horseback Riding & Benefits
Mans relationship with horses goes back more years than one can realistically contemplate but around 800 BC, people in Central Asia started riding them instead of just using them to pull carts and wagons.
Here in 2018, we still ride horses and while it is less common to use them as a mode of transportation, the benefits of riding are many.
Corinne, lets you in on her son Remy’s journey with starting horseback lessons and shares how it can be beneficial for any person to engage in.
You can read more on the “Raising Remy” Blog here:
Corinne is a wash-a-shore who grew up on Long Island, NY, but spent summers and vacations here on the Cape in Brewster. She moved to the Cape, full- time, shortly after college in 2000, and eventually settled in Falmouth in 2014, with her husband Rob. She is mom to her incredible autistic 6 –year-old son, Remy, stepmother to twins, William and Samantha, and eldest, Sophie who are all now young adults. Corinne is also a local community theatre director and actor and whose work on, and offstage, has been seen throughout the Cape. She also enjoys; knitting, crocheting, painting, reading, cooking and baking in her free time. In early 2018, her son Remy started on an artistic journey creating stunning images through fluid art. Corinne and her husband started “Remy’s Rainbows,” as a way to share Remy’s talents, as well as their unique journey with autism. You can follow their journey at www.remysrainbows.com and they can be found on FB, Twitter, Instagram and Etsy @remysrainbows.
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