With the holiday season upon us, we’re thinking more than ever at Chicago Methodist Senior Services about how grateful we
Intergenerational Art: How CMSS’ Community Connections Help Older Adults Stay Engaged Through the Arts
Engaging in the arts benefits older adults in many ways — from fostering better communication skills to boosting self-confidence. At
CMSS uses art therapy and music therapy to improve the lives of older adults with memory loss. Bringing Art to Life launched this month.
Art can be an engaging and liberating experience for people of all ages, but it can have a significant mental health impact on older adults.
There is no denying the power of music. Across cultural and societal lines, music has been proven to bring people together. A recent study from the Tokyo University of Arts went so far as to claim this was why music was first developed: to create communities and societies. As we age, music plays an important role in our quality of life.
Arts and crafts can be more than just a fun recreational activity for seniors: as The Assisted Living Federation of America and the American Art Therapy Association explain, art therapy allows older adults to work through their psychological issues more readily than traditional talk therapy.