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Magnificent Aging Podcast

Aug 27, 2021

On this Magnificent Aging Podcast Deirdre talks with Dana Christos, Director of Marketing and Business Development at River Glen Healthcare Center part of CareOne & Joanne Y. Pierce Artist in Residence & Thomas Pierce, CEO of StreamHorseTV.

River Glen Series Part 4: What a difference a pandemic makes? How are we healing in this new normal in the age of Covid 19?

What an informative podcast! The past 18 months of living in a global pandemic have been challenging for all of us. We chat with Joanne Y. Pierce and her son and manager Tom Pierce about their dedication to making fine art lessons available to all during the pandemic and how they created PierceTheHeart Fine Art Lessons series on YouTube during the lockdown!  Enjoy listening!

  • Joanne made her career as an artist and how she became interested in drawing and painting horses as a young girl. She grew up in an artistic family growing up on Long Island and has a formal education as a fine artist. Joanne and Tom share their story.
  • Hear how Joanne and Tom turned what was to be a broadcast television program into a free YouTube-based art lesson series during Covid19 Quarantine.
  • Learn about River Glen Healthcare Center and how they hope to host a PierceTheHeart Lesson in person and virtually in groups or 1:1 to anyone including senior communities.
  • Learn how to find creativity in times of loneliness and isolation.
  • Hear about Tom’s dedication his mother’s mission to bring her lessons to all especially to older adults, dementia, Alzheimer’s, brain injury and anyone who would benefit.
  • Learn the ways Joanne and PierceTheHeart Lessons help us to heal and adapt in this “new normal”
  • Hear how Joanne recommends how having a sketchpad and pencil can be helpful for caregivers.
  • Joanne provides her own insight about art lessons for children with special needs.

Fun fact about Joanne, her favorite ice cream is vanilla, and her favorite song is Penny Lane by the Beetles. She loves the swim and the beach.

Fun fact about Tom: Cherry Garcia is his favorite ice cream and his favorite songs are from The Backstreet Boys, Brittany Spears—dance music from the early 2000s. Tom likes to draw as well.

Joanne Y. Pierce & Thomas Pierce contact info:

Thomas B. Pierce, CEO - StreamHorseTV
Manager Equine Artist - Joanne Y. Pierce
Co-Founder - Anthology Corp. 
Co-Creator - Pierce the HeArt Lessons

Dana Christos, Director of Marketing & Business Development

River Glen Health Care Center

162 South Britain Road, Southbury, CT  06488

203.264.9600 ext. 7249

Deirdre Dolan Nesline
Creating a movement of happier, flourishing people experiencing a full life.  203-733-1073 A Senior Move Management Company

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Thank you for listening, I appreciate you~Deirdre