Edmonton is a hub of arts & health programs that benefit individual and community health and healthcare. Tthe Friends of University Hospitals and several other groups in the city, such as the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and GeriActors, approached the City of Edmonton to proclaim November as a special month–Arts and Health Month. It comes from a desire to place emphasis on the ways that art and artists contribute to thriving communities, and a sense of wellness in the city. To acknowledge this, Edmonton’s Mayor Don Iveson has declared November Arts & Health Month.
For more information on this month and activities associated with it, please visit: http://www.friendsofuah.org/arts-and-health-month.