Elders in Arts July 2016
Elders in Arts is the newest program in LivingArts aimed to bring creative art to Seniors in our community. The arts can provide a focal point for communication, relaxation, and healing, as well as encourage cognitive thinking skills that have been found to improve mental dexterity in elderly. Elders in Arts embeds local artists, working in a variety of mediums at senior facilities to provide creative arts workshops developed for an aging audience. We were able to offer a five-week series of classes in the summer of 2016 due to a generous grant from the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition.