Arts & Crafts for the Elderly

The picture used to be locked in to an antiquated version of crafts for the elderly: they were relegated to cutting out construction paper Christmas tree chains and Valentines, making doilies, and fussing with clay or paints. Maybe crafts for the elderly were thought of as siblings to crafts for the mentally challenged, or maybe crafts for the elderly meant–since the elderly were completing the circle of life and returning to regressed stages–that only that which children were allowed to handle was acceptable for the patients in an elder care facility.

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“Arts and Crafts for the Elderly” By: Dominic Ferrara
October 12, 2012


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