Doodlebugz studio is pleased to offer on-site pottery painting or clay creations for seniors!
The benefits of art as therapy for seniors are numerous and help improve overall quality of life. Some of the ways art as therapy can benefit older individuals include:
Promoting self-awareness expression.
self- Expressing oneself through art is a powerful, meaningful way to share our lives with others. Art also can help the memory-impaired access long-forgotten memories and increase self-esteem.
Facilitating socialization and communication.
Those who have difficulty expressing their selves or communicating with others find using visual means to be extremely helpful. Art provides another way to connect with those around you, which can help lessen feelings of loneliness and isolation.
Improving cognitive skills and providing intellectual stimulation.
Discussing art creations with others offers not only a way to communicate, but also intellectual stimulation and promotes memory health. Challenging aging individuals to create art allows them to expand their minds and look at things in a way they might not normally consider.
Art is a recreational activity and offers a fun and fulfilling way to spend free time.
Improving physical/motor skills.
Creating artwork helps benefit coordination through small, purposeful movements, leading to less pain and even an enhanced immune system.
Decreasing stress and depression.
Tapping into the emotions needed to create artwork allows for open expression of feelings, helping to relieve stress, anxiety and confusion. (www.ascseniorcar.com)
And-it is so much fun! The cost is just $10 per person for painting, or $20 per person for clay creations (2 sessions). We offer weekly, monthly, or single sessions.
Call or email Tammy with questions or to schedule a session.