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Art Therapy Activities in a Senior Living Community

Art Therapy Activities in a Senior Living Community

If a senior is struggling with their mental health or is experiencing memory loss, art activities provided by a senior living community can have many benefits. Creating art gives seniors an outlet for creativity, offers a fun way to express themselves, and even gives them the opportunity to socialize with their fellow residents.

Group art activities provide a sense of accomplishment and purpose to a senior’s life. At Avista at North Mountain, we have seen the residents of our senior living community have improvements in cognitive function, communication skills, self-esteem, memory, creativity, and mood because of our art activities.

Here are three of our favorite art activities for residents:

  1. Making Jewelry: Jewelry making is a fun activity that gives seniors some new and stylish accessories. This art activity stimulates the brain with different colors, shapes, and textures, and they will love to wear their creations afterward!
  2. Crafting: Craft time is one of the residents’ favorite activities. Making crafts is a great way for seniors to express themselves and get really creative. The possibilities are endless for what they can create. And during the holidays, seasonal crafts are a fun time for all, and make cute decorations around the community! They will feel proud to have their work on display.
  3. Molding Clay: Molding clay is a great way for seniors to get their hands dirty! This activity can help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. They can paint and display their creations in their room or give them to someone as a gift.

Art Activities at Avista at North Mountain

Are you looking for an active, safe, and social senior living community for your loved one in Phoenix, Arizona? Schedule a tour with us at Avista at North Mountain, where we have dedicated staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide outstanding senior services. Our assisted living and memory care options are available to give the exact care your loved one needs.

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