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Art therapy in action in Goulburn

Sonia Lim 22 Aug 2022
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Our residents are creative by nature – they love getting their hands dirty, putting their creativity to work and trying new arts and crafts. We encourage our residents to explore their creativity by incorporating different art experiences in our village activities schedule.

We know that art is extremely valuable and positive from a psychological and emotional perspective, as well as an important way of encouraging social interaction and reducing anxiety for any person. It’s also beneficial to people who live with dementia and contributes to improved hand-eye coordination for older people.

Our RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village Leisure & Lifestyle team have featured art as a regular part of our resident’s routines.

Just recently for NAIDOC Week we held a special rock painting activity that involved our residents painting flat rocks in their preferred style inspired by Aboriginal art. Our team could then hide the rocks in the village and local community for others to discover.

In doing these activities we discovered one very special, talented artist in our Goulburn village walls. Dalleen is an extremely talented artist who paints for pleasure, but could certainly sell her amazing creations. We displayed Dalleen’s art in our dining room for all to see and enjoy her pieces when we visit her room.

We can’t wait to uncover more hidden talents in our art therapy sessions.

For more information on our RFBI Goulburn Masonic Village click here.