How does it work?An professional artist receives GoldMind Arts training, which includes theoretical, observational and experiential components specific to the older adult population. The teaching artist provides a hands-on art making workshop or training at the hosting facility. All materials are included. The artwork at the completion of the workshop can be taken by the participant or used as decoration for the center/space. The workshops, which usually last 1- 1.5 hrs, can be provided as a “one-off” workshop or as regular series (seasonly/monthly/weekly). Site-specific art projects, such as mosaics or murals, can be custom designed to fit your facility’s needs.
Why is Art a part of Healthy Aging? "Successful aging is social involvement versus retreat" - Dr Jeffrey Levine As proven by Dr. Gene Cohen, the first chief of the Center on Aging at the National Institute of Mental Health study, older adults engaged in arts activities: