Enriching and engaging through creativity.
Episcopal Homes developed “Creative Ventures” in 2011, a programming philosophy designed to engage and enrich the lives of those we serve through a range of creative outlets. From pottery to writing to educational series and theater outings, there is an opportunity for everyone to grow their creative side at Episcopal Homes. It’s never too late to explore a new hobby!
Engagement in creative arts is proven to positively impact wellbeing. Research by Geriatric Psychologist Gene Cohen showed that involvement in professionally-led creative education is good not only for mental health, but it also for physical health; resulting in fewer doctor visits and less medication usage. Additionally, a Mayo Clinic study showed a 73 % reduction in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in elderly who had engaged in the arts through their four-year study.
Creative Ventures Programming includes:
- Intergenerational Theater
- Storyweavers Writers’ Group
- Writers Workshop
- Open Session Craft Center in our Art Studio, Studio K
- OLLI Courses (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
- Musical Performances by professional musicians
- Museum and Theater Outings
- Life Stories Presentations
- Bridge Club
- Theater Series in our state of the art movie theater
- Resident-guided Painting Classes
- Professionally Guided Clay Classes
Many say they couldn’t have predicted the joy they’d feel from attempting a new hobby and learning a new craft. Carty Heights resident, Jim Moore, says, “You wouldn’t believe the opportunities right at one’s doorstep. I was shy to participate at first; afraid I wouldn’t be able to do it or wouldn’t like the result. But the professional leadership and guidance made the process entertaining, and never intimidating. The end result is only a small part of the experience – it’s the process of learning, creating, and socially engaging that kept me coming back for more.”
Our enrichment programming offers a variety of physical, emotional and spiritual engagement opportunities. Make sure to follow these links to learn more:
Episcopal Homes is a member of the International Council on Active Aging. The ICAA Integrated Wellness Model is the foundation of our wellness program. “We believe that everyone can live their optimum life while facing the challenges of aging.”
Enrichment programming is funded entirely by the generosity of donors to Episcopal Homes Foundation.
Come on over and see for yourself. Contact us for a tour or more information!
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