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.

What's Included?
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  • 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

  • Impact Data

Project Objectives
  • 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

Let us know you're interested in the art program grant. Leave your info here...

Find out how this program is impacting nursing homes across the state of Tennessee.
See the knock-your-socks-off art images and stories here: