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Seniors and Art Therapy

dstricoff February 27th, 2013, 3:30 PM
Debbie Stricoff, Dir., Adult Day Care Services
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Art therapy has such a positive effect on our seniors and we see the benefits every day. It gives many a way to express themselves and for others, it unleashes new talents. Some of our seniors have never had the time or opportunity; while others may have been intimidated to try. At the VNSNY CHOICE Adult Day Center (www.vnsnychoice.org), the seniors feel comfortable trying something new–and the results have been amazing.      

Our Activities Coordinator is an art therapist and through her encouragement and creativity, art has flourished at the Center. Our seniors create beautiful artwork…

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Adult Day Services—The Importance of Getting Out Into the World

dstricoff July 11th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Debbie Stricoff, Dir., Adult Day Care Services
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Seniors can be at risk for isolation and depression, especially if their cognitive or physical functioning has declined. Adult Day Services can help reduce isolation and depression. Last week, one of our members with dementia made a comment that really exemplifies how adult day services can change people’s lives.

Ms. W. told us that coming to our center is the only time she gets out of the house. Her family visits her at home, her doctor and nurse make home visits, and she doesn’t have any other opportunities to go out…

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