Not only is painting a relaxing and fun activity, but you’ll be surprised to learn that it can also help to improve your loved ones’ health. No matter the skill level, there are always opportunities for your loved ones to develop their artistic capabilities and challenge their creativity. Painting can also help to prevent boredom and help your loved ones become more involved and engaged within the community. Here are some examples of how painting improves seniors’ health.
Improving Physical Health
Art therapy involving painting has often been known to have incredible benefits for your physical health. Not only does it help your loved ones to improve hand-eye coordination and dexterity, positive psychological benefits and improved mental health derived from painting can also be gained as well. Studies have shown that individuals who participated in art therapy have been shown to need fewer hospital visits and medication. Painting can therefore provide physical health with a significant boost to overall well-being.
Boost Mental Health
Painting, being part of art therapy, can help to improve your loved ones’ mental health and wellbeing. Simply by indulging in a calming creative endeavor, they will be less likely to suffer from mental conditions such as depression or anxiety. Being able to master a new skill can also help to improve your loved ones’ self-esteem and provide them with a greater sense of purpose, which is essential to stave off depression.
Helps Seniors to Socialize
Being involved in artistic endeavors can help your loved ones to build connections and meet other like-minded individuals. In this way, activities such as painting can help to combat loneliness and prevent social isolation which can lead to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Similarly, for your loved ones suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, painting can be used to promote communication with them if they are not able to express themselves verbally. Art therapy has a track record of being used for those who cannot communicate. It acts as a way to visualize their feelings, giving loved ones and families a chance to communicate with each other.
Head Over to TerraBella Asheboro for Personalized Care
Here at TerraBella Asheboro, we offer a wide range of programs and services. We have 24/7 personalized care to ensure that your loved ones get the optimum care that is needed. With activities ranging from exercise programs, themed parties, educational programs to exciting games, your loved ones will never be bored in this community. Whether it’s in our community or out in the town, your loved ones would be able to enjoy doing what they love and keep their mental and physical health at its peak. We offer two senior living options: assisted living and memory care programs for your loved ones who might benefit from some extra assistance with their daily activities or who have memory-related conditions. So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to learn more about the programs and senior living options that we offer. Better yet, schedule a tour to see them for yourself.