Community Service

While it is really, really, REALLY hard for any one of us to change the world’s big picture, we each certainly can make the world a little bit of a better place through community service and doing work which helps others – and at the same time, make new friends, learn a lot, and feel more a part of the community. ?My community service and volunteer work ranges from creativity therapy to pet therapy to creating and donating artwork to nonprofits. ? ?“Creativity Central” is my official blog for my community service, which currently includes a series of classes in which I work with seriously ill patients and their families. ?At our monthly Creativity Central sessions, held at a Community Memorial Hospital, ?I work with patients and their families, sharing with them creativity in all its forms – art, handicrafts, writing, music. The Creativity Central classes are a colorful exploration of the creative spirit that lies within within each of us. You will also find some fun blog posts here of this creativity therapy work as part of the ground-breaking collaboration among the Cancer Support Community, Landon Pediatric Foundation, Ventura County Medical Center’s Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. John’s Cancer Center, The Teddy Bear Foundation, American Cancer Society and CMH Cancer Resource Center.
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Creativity Central classes, designed and led by internationally licensed artist and author M. Nicole van Dam, help patients and their families share the joy of living in the creative moment.

If you or someone in your family suffers from a serious illness, such as cancer, please join us for this creative adventure! Our currently scheduled upcoming classes are:

?Tuesday July 30, 6-8pm

?Tuesday August 27, 6-8pm

?Tuesday September 24, 6-8pm

?Tuesday October 22, 6-8pm

Please contact The Cancer Resource Center of Community Memorial Hospital at (805)652-5459 to learn more about the current series of creativity and expression classes.

 

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