Thank you for your support and interest in the Angelica Patient Assistance Program.  Below are some highlights of our recent activities that you helped make possible. 
--Board Members Jill Alcott, Jeff Brandt, Nicole Breck, Kathleen Cavanaugh, John Chen, Pamela Dent, Trisha & Pat Duval, Denise Kazmier, Christi Fallon Malafronte, Carmel Napolitano, Susan Prattis, Jovemay Santos
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The Angelica Advocate: Summer 2015


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Art for Healing

Made possible by our second grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Art for Healing program just wrapped up its first successful run. The program encouraged participants to create inner landscape collages to illustrate their feelings around illness, hospital life, resilience, and joy through drawing, painting, and pasting. Art instruction, museum outings, and individual work in the art studio were integral parts of the course.

The instructor reported that the program "provided a renewed sense of identity” by allowing residents the opportunity to "evoke significant memories of the places they loved." One patient’s collage told a vivid story about the architecture and beautiful beaches where he lived for many years. Another’s portrayed a beautiful rural scene from her hometown of Bucharest, Romania with a whimsical couple exchanging flowers. 

We look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for our artists!

The Art for Healing program included several mediums: painting, sculpture and paper mache.

Sunday Socials

Once a month on Sunday afternoons, New York Cares volunteers run the Sunday Socials program. These events are casual opportunities for the patients to interact with fellow patients and volunteers while participating in a fun activity. 

Sometimes the volunteers show movies, such as Frozen or Selma, and other times the patients participate in activities like backgammon tournaments or art projects. The events include snacks, which are always a big hit. According to program coordinator Nhan Nguyen, "It's as much fun for the volunteers as it is for the patients because we get so much positive feedback and know that our time is well spent."

One recent Sunday afternoon, the participants made frames for their photos.

Yankees Game

The New York Yankees give us tickets to a game every year, and the patients who go always have a great time. This year, the Bronx Bombers played the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees won 6 to 2!

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