NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2019 — Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) received a $5,000 sponsorship from AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach. These funds will support the ACA’s arts and wellness programs which fund two programs each month in 2019, such as soundwalks, intuitive painting, and expressive journaling.
“We are really excited about our partnership with the Atlantic Center for the Arts and their program that enriches our community with the arts,” said Dr. Dennis Hernandez, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach CEO. “With a focus on wellness, programs like this allow for creative expression and provide therapeutic remedies. They align well with our mission at AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach to provide care that is centered on the whole person.”
“ACA’s arts and wellness initiative is an integral part of connecting the arts to community health, and the support of AdventHealth brings this goal directly into the fabric of society,” said Eve Payor, ACA Director of Community Programs.
In 2012, ACA began to integrate various forms of the arts into its community programs and in healthcare settings. The ACA staff work with a team of professional artists to create programs that increase the health and wellness of elders, caregivers, veterans, active adults and students. The programs support healthy living and reach thousands of local residents.
In addition to its internationally acclaimed artist residency program, ACA offers more than 200 free community programs each year, engaging 70,000 participants annually.
For more information about Atlantic Center for the Arts, visit atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
About AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach
AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach has 112-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital New Smyrna, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach provides whole person care to heal the mind, body and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach, visit AdventHealthNewSmyrnaBeach.com.
Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) received a $5,000 sponsorship from AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach to support the ACA’s arts and wellness programs. Pictured here, Dr. Dennis Hernandez, AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach CEO, attends one of the sponsored program events, “Visual Art for Wellness,” on April 9 at the ACA Harris House in New Smyrna Beach. During this event, Bethany Bennett led a wellness workshop focusing on the spiritual components of art. Participants learned different techniques with charcoal, mixed media and paint to produce an original expressive artwork and explored painting with pointillism for repetition and expressive brush movements for stress relief.