Research has demonstrated that arts and creativity-focused activities promote healthy aging. Participation in the arts has been shown to lower the risk of the onset of dementia, decrease perceptions of pain, help relieve stress, and improve mood. Additionally, participating in the arts decreases social isolation and provides meaning and purpose as individuals have a need to engage in self-expression.
Collaborations with nonprofit partners and professional artists make Creative Connections accessible to adults age 60+ in Forsyth County. Engage through in-person art classes at the Intergenerational Center for Arts & Wellness or by joining the Call Connections telephone activity. Click below to learn more:
Contact Susan Lewis, Connections and Arts Coordinator, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-721-6954.