Older adults who participate in the arts have better physical health, mental health and social connection.
Photo courtesy of Caroline Edasis
On Tuesday, April 5, 7 p.m. at Great Falls Community Library, Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls Studios will welcome Caroline Edasis, manager of Art Therapy for Mather LifeWays, an Evanston, Illinois based nonprofit that serves more than 37,000 older adults each year.
The community is invited to this presentation and discussion focusing on the exciting link between creativity and aging. Mather LifeWays’ art therapy programs have proven to be successful in building relationships with residents, families, caregivers and the surrounding community.
These programs are built on current research that the aging brain is actually a creative brain. Older adults who participate in the arts have better physical health, mental health and social connection.
Edasis will share her personal insights from art therapy with older adults living with cognitive and physical impairments that incorporate visual art, poetry and music. Using examples from her professional experience she will share strategies for adults to utilize the arts to age well.
Caroline Edasis is the daughter of GFS member, Linda Jones. A portfolio of her work as an artist and art therapist can be found on her website http://carolineedasis.com/
Learn more about Great Falls Studios at www.GreatFallsStudios.com.