The American Art Therapy Association describes art therapy as “a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.”
Meadows Assisted Living and Care Campus teamed up with Anton Art Center & Alzheimer’s Association to make the dream of art come true. Our residents were able to express themselves through art and recreate memories of their past.
Meadows believes art therapy will continue to help heal our residents and help them recollect old memories. It will provide a sense of relief and calmness that our community deserves to feel.