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


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 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.

Hebrew Health Care is a non-profit, non-sectarian health care provider featuring a full spectrum of integrated and seamless in-patient; out-patient and community based geriatric services to meet the needs of older adults in the Greater Hartford community. Hebrew Health Care is committed to providing comprehensive care of the elderly. Not simply saying it, not simply building it, HHC does it – every day, every week, every year, for over 100 years. Hebrew Health Care’s commitment to the seniors in the Greater Hartford area is unparalleled and is the foundation on which our reputation for excellence is based.

Hebrew Health Care is comprised of the following service affiliates:

The Hospital at Hebrew Health Care

Hoffman SummerWood Community

Hebrew Health Visiting Nurses

Hebrew Health Hospice

Hebrew Health Assisted Living Services

Hebrew Health Adult Day Services

Hebrew Rehabilitation Group

Connecticut Geriatric Specialty Group

The Gene and Anja Rosenberg Hebrew Home and Rehabilitation Center

About The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrating 80 years, The Bushnell® is Connecticut’s premier performing arts center, hosting more than 350 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. The Bushnell is home to two theaters- the historic 2,800-seat Mortensen Hall, and the 907-seat Belding Theater, a state-of-the-art performance hall that opened in 2001. The Bushnell’s nationally recognized, award-winning, arts-in-education program, PARTNERS® (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), now in its 19th year, continues to provide quality arts-in-education programs for schools and communities across Greater Hartford. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a not-for-profit organization that is proud to serve Connecticut and its citizens. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit our website at

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