"MOBILE ART NURSING HOME" PROGRAM
Theresa Bond Zelazny – Founder.
Funded in part by the City of Austin.
"Inspired by her mother, Theresa Bond Zelazny, founded the Mobile Art Program after seeing how the process of creating art helped her mother reduce stress and anxiety during her six year battle with colon cancer. Theresa began by taking art materials into local nursing homes on weekends and discovered a need for art-based activities in nursing facilities and day programs
across the city."
The aim of the "Mobile Art" Program is to increase senior's self-esteem and promote, senior art, socialization and friendships through activities. Other benefits from senior art therapy in nursing homes may include increased 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."
The "Mobile Art Nursing Home" Program holds an event, the "Hot Art by Cool Seniors" which showcases the work of seniors resulting from the art activities in nursing homes in the Austin area.
Seniors Theater and Senior Art Activities Programs