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New Resident Art Activities Best Practices Toolkit

Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time to pursue. No matter the situation, having an art program in your community can contribute substantially to the overall quality of life of your residents.

The Assisted Living Federation of America and the American Art Therapy Association have developed a new resource to assist senior living providers implement an engaging art program. This toolkit is valuable member benefit that will aid communities looking to improve their activity program. 

This resource also provides background information on the benefits of art therapy, and how it can help older adults work through their psychological issues to maximize both their psychological and physical health. Additionally, case studies of senior living communities that have successfully integrated art into their community’s activities have been included to provide successful ideas and programs to inspire your own art program.

Whether you are looking to start an art program in your community or want to take your community’s program to the next level, this toolkit offers ideas and advice to help. 

Download the Art in Senior Living: Enhancing the Lives of Older Adults toolkit to learn more about how art can improve the quality of life of seniors, the benefits of art therapy, and how to effectively implement an engaging art program at your community.

ALFA is now accepting submissions for the 2013 ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition honoring the artistic talents of senior living residents. Through this year’s theme, Celebrating The Beauty of Life, residents of senior living communities are asked to submit digital photos of original artwork highlighting the many ways seniors add beauty to our world. The deadline for submissions is March 4.



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