The benefits of art as therapy for seniors are numerous and help improve overall quality of life. Some of the ways art as therapy can benefit older individuals include:
- Promoting self-awareness and self-expression.
- Facilitating socialization and communication.
- Reducing boredom
- Improving physical/motor skills.
- Decreasing stress and depression
Art therapy programs may include many different mediums to allow participants to get creative in different ways. Utilizing things like paints, pens or markers, collage, watercolors or even clay for sculpture and flower arranging are all ways for seniors to express themselves through art.