Help bring a no-cost grant for the
Art4Life program to Florida nursing homes - because the arts are for everyone!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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Wonderful! Gives them a sense of identity back, purpose, pride, sense of self-worth. One resident came off both anti-psychotic and pain meds. Became more alert, proud. Did art for her family. Medical director is so impressed that he has volunteered to buy art supplies to enable them to continue the program.
Residents look forward to art. It has made them aware that activities can be used to help them get involved and to use their motor skills. CNAs are more involved. Families also enjoy it and are impressed by the program.
Thank you for making the residents and me (activity director) realize that there’s much quality of life remaining even in residents who are verbally unable to communicate.
I was so amazed at the difference in their behaviors and talents.
Grant application packages must show that nursing homes are interested in the programs to be provided.
There are no guarantees that a grant will be awarded for 150 nursing homes across Florida and they take time,
but we're hopeful.
Thank you for showing your support for this therapeutic, arts-based initiative. You are under no obligation to participate by completing the support/interest form.
Help preserve dignity, self-expression and enhanced quality of life for Nursing Home residents
Reduce agitation, negative behaviors, symptoms of anxiety and depression
Provide an opportunity to stimulate the brain and reduce the negative impact of isolation
Improve cognitive function, communication, positive interactions, autonomy, and well-being
Reduce antipsychotic drug use
Develop staff appreciation of the value of arts-based interventions
Equip caregivers with alternative tools to meet needs and reduce caregiver burden by enhancing relationships, facilitating care, and reducing stress