"FEATHER'S TOUCH - MOBILE ART FOR SENIORS IN NURSING HOMES" PROGRAM
Sherita Sparrow- Founder. Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Initially, seniors skeptical or intimidated with the idea of creating an artistic creation. However, through reassurance and encouragement, the residents readily participate to discover their inner artist. Therapeutic art sessions also compliments HCR Manor Care 'Engagement Therapy' which focuses on providing activities that meet the physical, social, creative, intellectual, civic and sensory needs of each resident."
“Feather’s Touch - Mobile Art for Seniors in Nursing Homes” Program provides a creative outlet for seniors and an innovative way to outsource and implement nursing home activities.
A senior art workshop presentation, “A New Leaf on Life - Discovering the Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors” is followed by a discussion about art therapy and demonstration and do-it-yourself art projects for seniors.
The “Feather’s Touch - Mobile Art for Seniors in Nursing Homes” Program helps nursing home activities directors, administrators and staff:
- Respect, assist and embrace each senior's creative needs
- Support different forms of senior art and expression
- How to implement a therapeutic art session for seniors
- Understand how art therapy activities can meet the physical and mental needs of seniors
- Provide guided senior art therapy instruction
- Promote a welcoming and soothing environment
Benefits to senior art therapy in nursing homes may include increased social interaction, creativity, cognitive ability, hand eye coordination confidence and self-esteem. Art therapy puts the focus on person-centered care and promotes culture change in nursing homes and long-term care facilities from the old model of "one size fits all."
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