Sunrise Live With Purpose Senior Activities

Artistry at Sunrise

Creativity takes many forms, all of which offer many benefits for seniors!


All forms of art are extremely beneficial to seniors, especially for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. While memory loss can affect seniors’ ability to verbally communicate and other “left brain” cognitive efforts, the parts of the brain that control creativity are not affected. Music and art therapy are common for dementia patients because of the myriad benefits of artistic expression.

Sunrise residents can participate in a variety of visual and fine arts, poetry and writing, dance classes, theater and other programs offered through partnerships with local schools and universities. Sunrise is proud to partner with “Meet Me,” the MoMA Alzheimer’s Project. The Museum of Modern Art provides engaging art programming and resources for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.

Contact a local community for examples of art classes and art activities.

I would never have thought I could do this; I always shied away from this kind of thing. My daughter was always the artist!" Louise, Resident of Sunrise of Cresskill, NJ
It gives me great pleasure to be able to express my love for artistry and to share it with so many. I am someone who was born with great love for art. My greatest thanks to all of you for offering us this program." Mary, Resident of Sunrise of Palos Park, CA
I very much treasure the interest and caring I have received from people who viewed my art show. Thank you for the opportunity to bring the joy of art to so many people. It was exhilarating and very satisfying for me." Dotty, Resident of Sunrise of West Bloomfield, MI

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