Supporting Sponsors: Mrs. Rebecca Richardson, Randy and Sandy Rolf, and Georgia Welles
The Art for Health’s Sake program emphasizes the process of creative expression to harness the benefits to our emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being. Classes are offered in the Museum Art School and are offered through a variety of on and off-site Community Impact Programs.
Afternoon at the Museum
In partnership with the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, this weekly program combines a docent-led exhibition tour and a related studio art activity for individuals living with various forms of dementia and their care partners.
Artful Engagements Program
In partnership with the Senior Resource Association, specially trained Museum faculty artists and volunteers take expressive art activities into the Adult Day Care program at the Vero Beach and Sebastian Senior Resource facilities. Because many of the participants experience cognitive or physical impairments, a variety of creative modalities (music, storytelling, movement and art-making) are used to engage and uplift.
In partnership with Teen Challenge, seniors and at-risk boys build healing relationships through collaborative art-viewing and art-making activities.
Movement at the Museum
In partnership with the Alzheimer and Parkinson Association of Indian River County, individuals experiencing Parkinson’s and related diseases come together in music and choreographed movement to experience the grace and joy of moving in community. PLEASE NOTE: Movement at the Museum is cancelled for December 26th and January 2nd, and will resume January 9th.
VNA Hospice Expressive Arts Program
The Museum partners with VNA Hospice to provide Expressive Art Kits and training to hospice volunteers. The VNA hospice volunteers share the art activities in the kits with hospice patients and their families.
See the Museum Art School catalogue at www.verobeachmuseum.org for additional Art for Health’s Sake course offerings.
For more information, please contact Dawn E. Miller, Art for Health's Sake Program Coordinator at (772) 231-0707 x117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.