How Art Creates Healthy Aging

Whether you’re a professional, an amateur, or just trying something new, art has always been known as an outlet for the soul. Creative expression is important to nurture at any age, but especially for seniors. As you age, focusing on hobbies and activities that improve your quality of life will allow you to have a rewarding retirement experience. And what better way to do that than to appreciate the beauty in the world with art! 

At Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown, our staff specializes in creating exciting, educational, and engaging art-related programs and activities for our residents to partake in. We offer programs like art history for those interested in learning more about different societies, artists, and cultures, and hands-on art projects for those that want to learn or improve their artistic skills and abilities. 

The Benefits of Art for Seniors 

There are several reasons why art is important for seniors’ mental, physical, and emotional well-being. By actively pursuing creativity, seniors can significantly improve their quality of life and love what they create along the way. 

  1. Improved memory/ dementia care support: One of the greatest benefits of art is that it promotes memory and cognitive health. Seniors that suffer from dementia or memory loss can challenge their mind and remain focused and engaged when participating in creative activities like painting, coloring, arts & crafts, etc. 
  2. Reduced Stress: Creative pursuits like writing, painting, and sculpting can offer a way to relax and reduce anxiety and stress. Seniors can also expect increased feelings of self-esteem and confidence from partaking in calming, artistic activities.  
  3. Alleviated pain: Many older adults suffer from chronic aches and pains caused by arthritis, hypertension, and other disorders. However, engaging in regular artistic pursuits can help with these aches and pains by creating flexibility in the hands, wrists, and fingers. Seniors that paint, write, and sculpt frequently will experience healthier blood flow, resulting in them feeling more dexterous.  
  4. Increased Social Opportunities: While there are many physical benefits relating to art for seniors, there are also many opportunities for socialization, which can improve your mental health and feelings of isolation. By participating in hobbies and activities that interest you, you’ll be able to meet new people that share the same interests as you. 

Enrich your Life at Wesley Enhanced Living

With many different programs and amenities at Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Our residents love finding new passions to pursue, and our staff enjoys helping them expand their horizons by trying different activities like our Art Club, where residents can express their creativity freely. Choose from our independent living, personal care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing options and discover the endless opportunities that await you at our communities. Give us a call today to find out which option may work best for you.

Wesley Enhanced Living provides high-quality senior retirement communities for you or your loved ones.  Contact one of our Philadelphia area locations and find out why our seniors love where they live. Our staff is happy to discuss your elder’s needs or your own and inform you of our range of services. Virtual tours are now available. Call us today for more information. 

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