$25: Art and Memory-Sharing Workshop Materials for One Care-Home Resident.
Hello In There engages senior citizens living in residential facilities through artist-led workshops. Participants are invited to share their personal narratives, life stories, and memories, and assisted in making a selected story or memory accessible to others through a personal art project.
Your gift of $25 can provide materials for one resident to take part in these workshops. For participants, these programs provide tangible physical and mental health benefits, such as battling social isolation by creating opportunities for participation in a larger community and maintaining physical strength and coordination. The program also supports opportunities for self-expression amidst loss and celebrates participant achievement. This work is especially poignant for families who have lost their loved one in the months following the program.
The descriptions above are of tangible investments that we make in order to run our programming. When you purchase an item, you are making a donation for its value that supports the mandate of Common Weal Community Arts to provide communities with participatory arts experiences that promote social change and cultural expression. Your contribution will be used where the need is greatest.