Creating Art Inspires Seniors and is Therapeutic

Share Article

Residents from Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group’s Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center recently enjoyed an art exhibit held in their honor. Members of the Duxbury center's Studio Art Class have been studying the works of famous artists, including post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, displayed their art work for family and friends.

Bay Path resident Mary Shea reveals her water color painting, an interpretation of Vincent van Gogh's sunflower series.

Art and music are considered by many researchers and memory care educators to have a positive effect on older individuals and on people in various stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Residents of Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group’s Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center displayed both their talent and love of the arts during a recent art exhibit held in their honor. Bay Path is one of seven Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers located in Boston or on the South Shore of Massachusetts. Twenty Bay Path residents took part in the Duxbury center’s Studio Art Class taught by Recreation Assistant Christine Parker.

Over the past year the group studied the works of famous artists, including post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, among others. Art and music are considered by many researchers and memory care educators to have a positive effect on older individuals and on people in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Most agree that artistic and musical endeavors, at the very least, help to reduce anxiety and improve quality of life among seniors. Residents at the Welch Group nursing centers enjoy the freedom of expression the art activities provide.

The evening art show at Bay Path Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, located in the seaside community of Duxbury offered the residents, some first-time artists, the opportunity to share their still lifes, textile arts and decorative arts with family and friends.

Welch Healthcare and Retirement Group is a trusted family-owned senior services company. For over 60 years, the Welch Group has been a leading provider of rehabilitation, skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s and Memory Care, assisted living and independent living options, adult day health and home care services in Massachusetts. To learn more visit http://www.welchhrg.com.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Brian Cosgrove
Visit website