Lakewood Division Of Aging And North Coast Health Is Offering Art Therapy
The Lakewood Division of Aging and North Coast Health are collaborating to offer an exciting new program to older adults. Participants in this Introduction to Art Therapy group will have a unique opportunity to express themselves by creating art in a supportive, community-focused setting. This program will be free to the participants.
Art therapy is a successful and highly regarded form of therapy that encourages people to express themselves through the process of creating art. This process has been shown to improve a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being. Art therapy can also reduce stress, improve self-esteem and help to develop an improved sense of awareness of self and others.
While this program is all about you expressing yourself, there will be a board-certified art therapist and an intern on hand to provide instruction, guidance and direction as needed. Prior art-making experience is not required. We believe that everyone has that creative spark within them, so beginners are welcome. A wide variety of media will be explored, i.e. painting, drawing, collage, and all materials will be provided.
We will be conducting an initial introductory session on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 1:00 PM. Plan on joining us in the basement of the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave. Any older adults, age 60 and older are welcome. This program is free, but we ask that you pre-register by calling the Division of Aging Activities Office at 216-529-5005.
I am the Volunteer Services Supervisor for the City of Lakewood, Department of Human Services, Division Of Aging. I am a Lakewood resident.