Regardless of age, we all have the impulse to create something. Research has demonstrated that nurturing this creative impulse can provide myriad health benefits — benefits that could be even more pronounced as we age.
That’s the idea at the heart of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation’s art therapy initiatives, and why Parker and its renowned Therapeutic Recreation program is teaming with LeadingAge New York, the only statewide organization representing the entire continuum of not-for-profit and public continuing care organizations, to present the annual LeadingAge New York Art Exhibit, a collection of the works of residents of affiliated members like Parker.
“Art therapy allows our residents to express their emotions and feelings about aging, where they might otherwise have none,” said Jacob Berlin, Director of Parker’s Therapeutic Recreation program. “We attempt to nurture creative expression in our residents, who have in turn produced a lot of impressive work— work that is deserving of recognition.”
The LeadingAge New York Art Exhibit will be on view at Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation’s main campus in New Hyde Park on Aug. 7. A special reception will be held at 2 p.m.
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