It's Finally Here! We Can't Wait!
A no-cost grant opportunity for 100 Nursing Homes across the State of South Carolina to receive our therapeutic, expressive art program. We provide quality art materials, training,
a full year of resources, and support opportunities — at no cost to you.
We train your staff to deliver this fine-arts program that greatly differs from arts and crafts.
Art4Life is a Dignity-Promoting Arts Initiative That Can Be
Offered in Individual or Group Settings for
Those in Isolation or Living with Alzheimer’s Disease,
Cognitive, Mental, Developmental or Other Impairments
This initiative for South Carolina Nursing Homes is a program of the Thriving4Life nonprofit organization. It is offered by
Tennessee Technological University’s Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.
Funding is provided by a CMP grant compliments of
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in partnership with the
South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control.
- Staff Training Workshop to Facilitate the Program
- Training via Live Webinar
Additional On-Demand Art-Based Exercises with an Art Therapist
Live Support Zoom Sessions provided online
Refresher Training at One Year
High Quality Art Materials
Manual including Resources and Implementation Guide
Written Acknowledgement of Participation
Help preserve dignity, self-expression and enhanced quality of life for Nursing Home residents
Reduce agitation, negative behaviors, symptoms of anxiety and depression
Provide opportunity to stimulate the brain and reduce 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