Art for Fun with Seniors

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Left to Right: Ken is so happy about his box! ~ Terry helps Irv with one of the trickier folds. ~ Bottom of completed origami box.

I am excited to facilitate this art class, in collaboration with Lin-z Reicher, a local artist, as a fun, enriching and therapeutic experience to benefit all participants.

Dr. James Cassidy, Executive Director, has been instrumental in implementing a unique wellness program called “The Six Dimensions of Wellness”.  Art, being one of the six dimensions, will provide seniors an opportunity to relax, socialize and of course! tap into their creative spirit. The class is also therapeutic and offers a creative outlet of expression to help support seniors who are coping with chronic pain and other medical challenges, such as, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Studies have shown that “art and aging” provides multiple opportunities and benefits, both psychological and physiological, for elders to find new meaning and purpose in their life, relax, improve cognitive, fine motor skills and self-esteem as well as nurture their social-emotional well-being and spirituality. The Delray Community Wellness Center, is an organization dedicated to promoting mind and body wellness as well as a wide variety of engaging social activities for local seniors. As part of the centers ever growing vision, an art class will be offered once a month on a Tuesday.

Mission Statement

“Our mission at Delray Community Wellness Center is to support people with healthy lifestyle changes. We are dedicated to helping people live healthier and happy lives free of chronic disease.” Vision: A World free of preventable chronic disease.

Class Schedule

Please check Sun Ave Calendar for class times or contact the Community Center Dr. James Cassidy Executive Director (561) 808-7743 jcassidy@ppcare.net

Location

4800 Linton Blvd. Suite F-111 Delray Beach, FL 33445

Generously funded by Nasco ~ Thank you!

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