Providing Residents with Opportunities for Creative Self-Expression
Carefully designed art-making activities can be an antidote for declining confidence and self-esteem, especially for those suffering the tragic effects of dementia and other forms of irreversible cognitive impairment. With the help of Carol Dana, Creative Engagement Specialist with Arts for Well-Being, Sagepoint Senior Living Services was able to offer enticing activities designed to tap into the brain’s still-strong creative pathways of our residents. These activities employ manageable steps and choices that keep seniors engaged and that yield unique and pleasing pieces. The seniors’ beautiful artworks remind participants that they can, in fact, complete tasks successfully and that they can achieve results that exceed their expectations.
To learn more about Arts for Well-Being, visit their website.