Adelaide Aged Care Art Therapy Project

Adelaide Aged Care Art Therapy Project

Residents from our aged care facilities in Adelaide attended a celebratory art exhibit featuring works of art from Regis’ art therapy project at Regis Marleston. Marleston hosted the event which brought together 50 art enthusiasts from Adelaide and surrounding areas.

Aged care residents, their families and enthusiastic community members attend with works of art displayed for 3 days prior to the exhibit opening. During the event over half of the 60 paintings displayed were sold.

Adelaide community members came out to show their support for Regis Marleston’s talented artists. Regis’ Facility Manager comments, “We have seen enormous improvement with residents well being and quality of life.”

The popular art therapy class at Regis Marleston is taught by art therapist Shirleyanne Brough. Shirleyanne has been a pivotal part of art therapy at Regis Marleston over the last 5 years; she dedicates her time to ensure residents participating are engaged and comfortable.

 

Michelle, Regis Marleston Facility Manager comments, “We have seen enormous improvement with residents well being and quality of life. One resident, who had lost the ability to communicate, attended each session. One day, 6 months later, whilst at art class, the lady turned to Shirleyanne and began to tell her all about her life story and how much her art work has assisted her in remembering wonderful things.”

 

 


Learn more about Regis commitment to an engaging and varied aged care lifestyle program.