Artful Expressions


Memories In The Making

The loss of language does not have to mean the loss of communication. By stimulating
the brain in a new direction, Market Street art classes draw from parts of the brain that
language does not. Our nationally certified dementia care practitioners and specialists
firmly endorse Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer’s Association’s signature program providing residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias to express themselves through art.

Throughout our neighborhoods and on display in our Market Street bakery, trained art facilitators provide an encouraging environment, assisting each participant to craft what they see in their minds and feel in their hearts. Finding their individual techniques, residents enjoy expressing themselves through watercolor, acrylics, pastels, paper mache, pencils or any method the artist prefers.

The benefits of Memories in the Making include:

  • Improves self-esteem.
  • Serves as an outlet for emotions.
  • Increases attention span and focus.
  • Activates neurons.
  • Reduces isolation and provides opportunity to socialize.
  • Taps into pockets of memories that still exist.
  • Reconnects families.

For the Love of Color

Market Street understands the importance of providing creative arts to our residents and continues to explore innovative concepts that promote overall wellness. Our Colorists’ selections of pages and blending of hues reflect their individuality while fostering a sense of well-being.

Residents enjoy the therapeutic science of adult coloring and benefit from the healing power of art. This pastime demonstrates concrete evidence of decreasing heart rate, replacing negative thoughts with happy experiences, reducing anxiety and stress levels. Repetitive action of coloring releases serotonin, the brain transmitter for relaxation while enhancing focus and concentration, including problem solving. Utilizing artful programming, residents find new ways of expressing themselves.