ARTFUL EXPRESSIONS

Memories In The Making

 

The loss of language does not have to mean the loss of communication. By stimulating

the brain in a new direction, Market Street art classes draw from parts of the brain that

language does not. Our nationally certified dementia care practitioners and specialists

firmly endorse Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature program

providing residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to express themselves

through art.

 

Throughout our neighborhoods and on display in our Market Street bakery, trained art facilitators provide an encouraging environment, assisting each participant to craft what

they see in their minds and feel in their hearts. Finding their individual techniques, residents

enjoy expressing themselves through watercolor, acrylics, pastels, paper mache, pencils

or any method the artist prefers.

 

The benefits of Memories in the Making include:

 

        • Improves self-esteem

        • Serves as an outlet for emotions

        • Increases attention span and focus

        • Activates neurons

        • Reduces isolation and provides opportunity to socialize

        • Taps into pockets of memories that still exist

        • Reconnects families

 

For the Love of Color

 

Market Street understands the importance of providing creative arts to our residents and continues to explore innovative concepts that promote overall wellness. Our Colorists’ selections of pages and blending of hues reflect their individuality while fostering a sense
of well-being.

 

Residents enjoy the therapeutic science of adult coloring and benefit from the healing power of art. This pastime demonstrates concrete evidence of decreasing heart rate, replacing negative thoughts with happy experiences, reducing anxiety and stress levels. Repetitive action of coloring releases serotonin, the brain transmitter for relaxation while enhancing focus and concentration, including problem solving. Utilizing artful programming, residents find new ways of expressing themselves.

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