I was thrilled when the editor of Provider magazine contacted me to write an article based on Artkin’s January post “Art With Seniors Enriches Lives”.
Did you know those with dementia can use their remaining abilities to express themselves through art?
I never pass up an opportunity to emphasize how important creativity is at every age.
ART is the catalyst for connecting,
even when your older.
So, get your tea and biscotti, sit back and — here’s my article, for your reading pleasure:
Eric Ellena and Berna Huebner, writers/directors of the international documentary film “I Remember Better When I Paint: Treating Alzheimer’s Through the Creative Arts”
Meet Me At MOMA–providing training resources for art and health professionals
Writer Angela Hill of the Oakland Tribune: “Art and Seniors: Drawing Outside of the Lines”
and growingbolder.com, because they have so many wonderfully inspiring stories!
It is my art. I am better at it than I ever was. And I will do it as long as I can. When you reach a certain age, you can slough off what is unnecessary and concentrate on what is. And why not? — Arthur Miller
Tell Us —
Do you do anything creative when you’re with your parents or grandparents? Share your experience and ideas with us here. You never know who you might inspire!
— Barbara Balkin, Founder and ARTkinIST