Opal Aged Care – Art Therapy Program

Kerryn had the pleasure of spending time and sharing stories through art with the residents of Opal By The Bay Aged Care

Many stories get locked away for people living with Dementia or Alzhiemers yet through the many creative processes coupled with her professional therapeutic relationship, Kerryn enables people to remember once again the richness of their lives and share their wisdom with family, friends and staff alike.

Challenging behaviours that some residents present with are diminished when they are able to channel their frustration and emotions into something creative.  These processes provide them with some peace and mirror to them their abilities, despite what limitations they may have in other areas of their lives. The art making process gives them a sense of control and accomplishment.

Art holds the key