Hebrew Health Care Residents' Art Exhibit Closes at Promenade Gallery Today

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Hebrew Health Care is hosting an art exhibit entitled Elder Expressions: Their Lives, Their Loves, Their Cherished Memories. The exhibit is sponsored by Hoffman Auto Group and runs from March 1st to today, April 22nd, located at The Promenade Gallery at The Bushnell® Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. The exhibit artwork is coming from two art programs that are held at Hebrew Health Care. The programs are The Sadie Mindell Master Painting Program and A Fresh Canvas: An Alzheimer's Arts Program which is funded in part by the Bella and Max Shulman Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation. This art exhibit demonstrates the therapeutic power that these innovative arts programs provide to our residents and their family members.

The Promenade Gallery is open by appointment. Please contact Brenda Lopez at The Bushnell at 860-987-6042 or email her at brenda_lopez@bushnell.org to make an appointment.

The Sadie Mindell Master Painting Program was conceived in 1996 to provide opportunities for creative expression for residents of the Hebrew Home. The class is held twice a month with sessions lasting an hour and a half. The medium used is acrylic on canvas. Some participants have worked in oils or watercolors, and several of the artists had never painted before joining the program.

For the past seven years, A Fresh Canvas: An Alzheimer’s Arts Program has provided expressive art, music and dance therapies to people with progressive dementia in our skilled nursing units as well as in our adult day center. The goal of A Fresh Canvas is to allow participants to use the creative process involved in artistic expression to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve insight.

For more information regarding Dementia Care Services please call Central Intake at 860-218-2323. If you would like more information about the exhibit or to learn how to donate in support of these programs please call Madelene Francese, Vice President of Development, at 860-523-3994.




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