Creative and Therapeutic Arts for the Elderly in Long-term Care FacilitiesBook - 1998
Simple Expressions offers more than 200 ideas for creative and therapeutic art activities to meet the needs and ability levels of almost all long-term care residents. These activities are appropriate for use in long-term care facilities, adult day-care centers, assisted-living facilities, and continuing care residence centers as well. Parsons offers many ideas to help develop creative expressions to support, maintain, and empower residents and clients of all cognitive and physical levels in long-term care facilities. The activities described in this book are inexpensive, yet priceless in their benefits. Providing expressive and creative arts for the elderly gives them the opportunity for self-expression, for developing confidence in themselves, for time to explore and think, to embrace imagination, to socialize and communicate with others, and for an emotional outlet. Color, movement, mime, storytelling, drama, props, music, and thinking are just a few essentials within this resource.
Publisher: State College, PA : Venture Publishing, Inc., c1998
Characteristics: xiv, 161 p. : ill. ; 23 cm