If you’re a senior looking to live a fuller life, enhance your creative juices and spend less time visiting the doctor, check out The Creative Expression Activities Program.
Facilitated by Dr. Dalia Gottlieb-Tanaka, the program runs Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schubert Centre. The cost of each session is a $5 donation per person, with art materials provided.
Since its inception in 2013, the program’s members have written poems and stories, talked about music and memories, produced paintings and sculpture for an art show, and written and produced a play.
As chair of the Society for the Arts in Dementia Care, Gottlieb-Tanaka hopes to encourage older adults to get involved in activities that may postpone the development of dementia.
“Because of the strong possibility that one out of three people over the age of 80 may get some form of dementia, we need to become proactive and engaged in the arts as one form of intervention while having fun too,” she said. “Our group is unique since it is tailored to the individual needs of our members and in providing long-term enjoyment and new friendships. Doing new things is the key word to keep our brain healthy.”
To register, please call the Schubert Centre at 250-549-4201 or call Gottlieb-Tanaka at 250-503-0117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org