OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE CREATIVITY

 

REDUCE STRESS & INCREASE MOTOR SKILLS

 

THERAPEUTIC MEANS OF RELEASING ANXIETY

 

WHAT IS ART THERAPY?

Through the use of visual imagery and simple art materials, residents can explore life experiences and are given the opportunity to express their thoughts visually and verbally. It also provides a nonverbal means of communication for those whos language skills are compromised.

ABOUT THE SERVICE

We arrange experienced Art Therapists in order to help individuals cope with anxiety and difficult transitions. The therapy acts as a calming mechanism for many residents in long-term care and retirement facilities.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Art Therapists are understanding, caring creative and ethical. They are able to create therapeutic environments for the elderly population. They work to establish a special rapport with their clients to set goals and enhance the residents therapy outcome.

Various Benefits:

  • Stimulates memory
  • Provides reminiscences and life review
  • Social interaction
  • Opportunity to express feelings
  • Self exploration
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases motor skills

FACT:

Seniors enjoy art therapy as it provides an opportunity to review their lives, sort out past difficulties, and celebrate life events.

Activities may consist of: 

Portfolios -- creation of a portfolio of memoirs and life experiences.
Family time lines -- family picture are incorporated to explore personal history and reminisences.
Drawings -- can provide reminisences, stimulate memory and help to express feelings and thoughts.

Sculptures -- improves motor skills and stimulates memory.
Masks -- helps express feelings and explores creatiity in a social environment.
Landscapes -- can provide life review and reminisences, by stimulating the memory.

Collage -- offers social interaction  when in group settings, and offers residents an opportunity to explore creativity.
Group projects -- offers social interaction for residents.