When COVID-19 hit and outside visitors were unable to deliver programming at senior living communities, activity directors and staff members found creative ways to keep residents entertained and engaged. Dedicated employees uncovered talents they never knew they had and thought outside the box to put them to work for the benefit of seniors.
Artfully Aging online art programs for senior living communities were designed with these staff members in mind, helping both the novice and experienced artists on your team enhance their creative skills and expand programming options. With guided instruction, virtual training and valuable tips on working with residents of all levels, Artfully Aging helps any staff member lead therapeutic art sessions that bring joy and meaning to the seniors you serve.
What benefits does Artfully Aging offer my staff and residents?
Artfully Aging’s website is stocked with watercolor projects in a variety of themes. Each project includes prepared watercolor sheets as well as easy-to-follow online instructional videos that provide residents with step-by-step directions while encouraging their creativity.
When your facility purchases an Artfully Aging project, your staff has immediate access to our high-level “Train the Trainer” videos. Our practical, expert-led classes not only spotlight how to use watercolor paint, but also teach staff how to best lead our sessions for seniors of varying skill and care levels. In less than 30 minutes, your activity staff members will learn:
To help your art sessions run smoother, we also encourage staff members to preview project videos before sharing them with residents to familiarize themselves with each step in the process.
Now that our residents and staff are vaccinated, why not bring back our guest artists?
Because of the depth of the Artfully Aging online staff training and breadth of our project lineup, participating senior living communities no longer need to depend on outside artists to direct group sessions. In fact, our professionally-led online training videos are so concise and thorough that your staff can become equipped to deliver the therapeutic art sessions in minutes. Additionally, the step-by-step project videos are simple to follow and can even be appropriate for some IL and AL groups to follow with minimal guidance.
In addition, the advantages of Artfully Aging for your community include:
To learn more about Artfully Aging, we invite you to explore our current list of projects and see how seniors from across the country have put their own creative spin on our themes. If your staff is ready to free their inner artist and share their talents with your residents, place your Artfully Aging order, and we’ll help you launch your new in-house art program!