Morris View Seniors Reap the Benefits of the Creative Process in a Session of “Art With Donna
Knowing that creative art pursuits provide Seniors with multiple benefits, at Morris View we make sure to offer our Residents opportunities to take delight in the art process.
Several studies indicate that art can reduce the depression and anxiety that are often symptomatic of chronic diseases. According to Bruce Miller, MD, a behavioral neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, while brains inevitably age, creative abilities do not necessarily deteriorate. Actually, the aging brain responds well to art by allowing the brain’s two hemispheres to work more in tandem.
The many benefits of art include:
- Improving cognition
- Helping individuals relax
- Reducing depression and anxiety
- Assisting in socialization
- Encouraging playfulness and a sense of humor
- Offering sensory stimulation