The Caleb Group help an arts and crafts event this weekend with all our senior citizens. Let’s get creative!
This event and monthly project provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age.
Did you know that people who participate in shared creative experiences are more likely to be happier, more socially engaged and have an increased sense of physical and mental well-being?
Did you know that crafting offers numerous benefits for older people? Being engaged in hands-on creative activities can improve motor skills, strengthen social connections, reduce stress, and alleviate anxiety. It can also be good for the brain. A research study in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences found that seniors who participated in crafts like pottery and knitting had a lower risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. And in a Psychological Science study, seniors who learned how to quilt or do digital photography showed improved memory function. So making crafts may be a great way to keep your brain stimulated and help us develop in many aspects of life.