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The Magic of Opera…the magic of rich, diverse community space…

Posted by admin on January 21, 2019 in Community, Creative, Education |

At Mosaic Home Care and Community Resource Centres we provide community space and host events that are open to the wider community.  We aim to facilitate connection, meaning, fun, education, interaction and to emphasise the value of “human being” across the full spectrum of being.

One of our more popular events, the Magic of the Opera, presented by Marcel Deurvorst (Life Institute at Ryerson), was back again last Thursday (17th January) at our Markham community resource centre.  This event explored the Opera Don Pasquale (Donizetti) and our next Magic of Opera event (special focus on Luciano Pavarotti) is this Thursday at our mid-town CNIB community resource centre.

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We asked our Community Resource and Social Engagement Coordinator, Beth Eshete, to provide her perspective of the Thursday event:

Magic of The Opera Blog – Anna Netrebko January 17, 2019

I used to be one of those people who was annoyed at even the thought of Opera. Who wants to hear people sing at such a high-pitch for hours on end?  But that all changed….

Excuse my ignorance but it’s necessary for me to set an honest tone for this life altering musical experience I had at Mosaic’s Magic of the Opera Event on January 17th, 2019.

I obviously don’t know a single thing about Opera, so imagine my surprise when I found myself completely mesmerized by the angelic voice of Anna Netrebko, a beautiful Russian operatic soprano. Introduced to us by Marcel Deuvorst, an opera aficionado, Anna’s work really was a delightful “first” to ease my way into the world of opera. Marcel did a great job of explaining her life, her musical background and even her personality.

Mosaic community members watched clips from the opera in complete silence, not wanting to interrupt the disposition in the room. At the end they asked Marcel questions freely about the singer, and Marcel was happy to answer.

Overall the event was fabulously successful with people asking me to register them for the second presentation by Marcel featuring Luciano Pavarotti on Thursday January 24, 2019.

It’s always wonderful when our community members are captivated by the programs offered and of course, we are excited to have Marcel present for us again this week!

Registration is still open for this presentation, if you are interested please feel free to give me a call at 905-597-7000 ext. 242 or info@mosaichomecare.com!
Best,

Beth Eshete
Community Resource & Social Engagement Coordinator

Beth’s own experience supports the relevance of opening up community space and filling it with rich diverse experience.    

Join Mosaic at the IG Wealth Management Walk For Memories on February 2, 2019!

Posted by admin on January 14, 2019 in Alzheimer's, Walk for Memories |

Join Mosaic at the IG Wealth Management Walk For Memories on February 2, 2019! This is a huge fundraising event that happens every year for Alzheimer’s disease. Mosaic is one of the many sponsors for this event and we are encouraging everyone to come out and support a great cause and also represent our company. […]

Forget making New Year’s Resolutions. Try a Vision Board Instead!

Posted by admin on January 10, 2019 in Keynote |

Grab a coffee, a note pad and give yourself an afternoon of dreaming and then planning for the next year (or more). To get yourself started, you need to be able to articulate what you want in life. This is a really big question. Break it down by asking what excites you and makes you […]

European Society for Person Centered Health Care, 5th Annual Global Conference, 6th to 7th December 2018

Nathalie Anderson and Jane Teasdale attended the European Society for Person Centered Healthcare conference in London (UK) where Jane was a Keynote speaker. Jane presented on community integrated models of care and addressed the barriers, tools and opportunities for meeting the social and emotional needs of persons with complex care needs living within our communities. […]

Traditions – New and Old

Posted by admin on December 24, 2018 in Holidays - Christmas |

December seems to be the month many traditions are carried out, not only because of religious beliefs, but also because the kids are out of school and there are statutory holidays so most everyone has a few days off work to gather with friends and family. And, of course, the retailers remind us daily starting […]

Gratitude & Remembrance Day by Dina Campeis

Posted by admin on November 4, 2018 in Remembrance |

This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known as Remembrance Day in Canada. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, known as Remembrance Day in Canada. Every year on this date, we remember. And we will continue to do so […]

Community Café, 22 October–Update!

Posted by admin on October 23, 2018 in CNIB Centre, Community, Comunity Cafes, Mid town, Mosaic, Social and isolation |

Our community café is a space for everyone, whether you want to sit and listen, talk and take part or lead and grow the community and its connections.  There will be activities and events as well as discussion and development of ideas as to how our communities could be better run and more deeply connected.  […]

THOUGHTS ON GIVING THANKS at Thanksgiving (By Dina Campeis)

Posted by admin on September 4, 2018 in Thanksgiving |

Every year around this time, we start to think about Thanksgiving. For those working or in school, it’s a much-appreciated long weekend. For many, it’s a time to gather friends and family together and share in a feast of turkey, gravy, roasted vegetables and, of course, pumpkin pie! And, for others, it’s a reminder of […]

CALLING ALL KNITTERS! By Dina Campeis

Posted by admin on August 21, 2018 in Alzheimer's, Community, Community Centres, Knitting Groups, Social and isolation |

A big shout out goes out to our Wednesday afternoon Mosaic Knitting Group who volunteered time making Tweedlemuffs for some of our clients living with Alzheimer’s Dementia. They also contributed to Mosaic’s Window at our Shops on Steeles & 404 resource centre Knitting is one of those things I wish I could do but not […]

Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action: International Federation on Ageing, 14th Global Conference, 7th to 10th August 2018

Mosaic (Nathalie Anderson and I) attended this major global conference where I was also a presenter and a session chair. I also attended one of the Master Classes, on Ageism, on the Tuesday, before the conference and was invited by AARP to an evening event at the Berkeley Bicycle Club, on Wednesday, where I had […]

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