Therapy

Artistic Expression: A Beautiful Way for Seniors to Capture Moments

Art Therapy for Seniors

Whether it’s viewing art in a museum or taking simple pleasure in placing brush to canvas, art has a way of liberating our need for self-expression by communicating in ways that words cannot always describe.

As experts in healthy aging confirm, expressing ourselves through art is not just good for the soul, it is also very beneficial to our minds and bodies.

Creative artistic pursuits provide older adults with multiple benefits, not the least of which is enhanced cognitive function.

Ready, Set, Bloom: The Therapeutic Effects of Gardening

Therapeutic Gardening

“As we age, there are a wide variety of activities that have proven to be highly beneficial to our physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual health.” Says, Joey Lotts, Director of Activities of Williamsburg Landing. “These include proactive endeavors such as exercise, social engagement, reading and healthy eating. Interestingly, interacting with nature has also been cited as an activity that offers significant tangible benefits to individuals. In particular, gardening has been shown to have highly therapeutic properties.”

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