Artists in the House
“They are so clever at how they bring out the fun, the ideas and the stories in us. They can relate to all sorts of people. They get us doing things we never dreamed we could do before: the art work, in our stories our imaginations are fired, our real stories are brought out with a new perspective: we are dancing again.” Resident, Allity Aged Care Greenwood NSW.
The major issue for older people and those living with dementia is loneliness and disengagement. The arts have the unique power to allow self-expression that can boost self-esteem and offer a sense of fulfillment. Mediums such as visual art, music, theatre, dance, literature and singing can connect us with our core identity and with others around us. People may rekindle old talents or find a new one while creatively celebrating their life lived and unfolding.
Artists in the House is delivered by professional artists with specialist skills in residential aged care, dementia and working with elders in the community. It is meeting the demand for choice and supports Consumer Directed Care.
Whatever the individual’s personal preference, Artists in the House aims to build purpose and social connection and lift mood through positive creative experiences. These engaging art experiences are for people with all abilities.
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