Skip Navigation

An illustrious past meets an exceptional future.
Together we are committed to creating meaningful lives of purposeful engagement for every resident as well as those who serve them.

IRC Blog

IRC Blog
Posted: Friday, September 27, 2013
By: IRC Blog

Art Therapy

Art can be a powerful vehicle for expressing feelings. Art helps simulate thought and emotions not only in the artist but also in the viewer. It can enhance health and well-being. Art helps restore self-esteem and diminishes some frustration, it gets the artist and viewer excited and engaged. 

Drawing, painting, sketching, sculpture, and any other art expression is a useful tool in maintaining overall good health. Seniors that get involved in doing art may learn a new skill or brush up on an old technique; it keeps them active socially and helps them maintain mobility. 

Art classes held at Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) are a popular activity. Many CCRCs have built art studios for their residents. Not only are studio classes offered but art appreciation is offered. Some retirement communities will bring in Art therapists or art education programs.

Ingleside at Rock Creek: Engaged Living




Contact us to learn more about Ingleside at Rock Creek



Gardenside Video Gallery newsletter



Blog Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
Resident Website | Career Opportunities | Privacy and Legal | Accessibility Statement  | Cookie Policy

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
Main Number: (202) 363-8310 Sales & Marketing: (202) 407-9672 Human Resources: (202) 596-3090

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follows us on YouTube