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What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages free self expression through various forms of visual art. Not only does it improve cognitive and sensorimotor function, but it also fosters self esteem and alleviates symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Did you know?

1 in 3

Older adults living alone say they have a need for mental healthcare

> 6%

3 in 10

Seniors living in residential care facilities have been diagnosed with depression

Impact

There are countless benefits of art therapy, especially in seniors who suffer from dementia or mental disorders. To name a few:

  • Improves cognition

  • Provides a creative outlet to express feelings

  • Soothes and relaxes the body and mind

  • Enhances mood and general well-being

At Branching Hearts, not only do we promote these above things through our art sessions, but also boost social connection and interaction with our youth leaders and other seniors in the community. 

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