Art and the Aged: The Surprising Benefits of Crafting and Creating for Seniors

Life in the Boomer Lane

The following is a guest post from Harvey Woods, a therapist who believes strongly in the arts and creativity. He writes about creativity and self-care for a better life.

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As people age, they sometimes begin to feel like they don’t have a lot of things to keep them happily occupied. They may begin to feel depressed or underappreciated because they no longer contribute, and not having a good hobby can worsen these feelings. 

One of the best ways to keep seniors happily occupied and sharp is to get them into arts and crafts. There are many benefits that older people gain from staying active and creative, and there are plenty of different creative endeavors they can choose from…

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