Services for Elders

artist_t750x550Recent studies have demonstrated that even when all the other variables are the same, older adults who participate in art programs have fewer doctor visits and lower healthcare costs, use less medication, experience a lower rate of depression, and even have fewer risk factors for entering a nursing home. The following is a list of the benefits many older adults gain from art making.

  • Recreation and a pleasurable way to spend leisure time.
  • Self-expression and a useful starting point for reminiscence and life review.
  • Visual Communication and an alternative way to connect.
  • Socialization just from working side by side and discussing each other’s creations.
  • Intellectual stimulation by look at their world in a new way.
  • Emotional well-being and enhanced self-esteem.
  • Physical benefits including pain reduction and enhancement to the immune system.

For elders who are unable to come to the studio to benefit from my art therapy services, I offer a limited number of home visit appointments where I bring the art studio to your home or primary residence. Please contact me to schedule your free consultation.