hello + halloween masks

One day a week I work as an Art Therapist + Activities Assistant with elderly folks who have dementia and Alzheimers at a memory care facility (assisted living home) here in Portland Oregon. About 40 residents live here, but usually about 10-15 of them participate in an activity at a time. We start out with chair yoga or ball toss and trivia in the morning. After lunch we do some housekeeping, such as towel folding, followed by Arts and Crafts! Then we'll go on a group walk and play a card or dice game before dinner. I've been doing this for over two years, and it is a very rewarding and challenging experience. I love these people!

My goal is for this blog to be a platform for sharing the weekly art + craft projects that we create at Parkview. I will likely include other random blurbs here and there too. You can see more Art Therapy adventure pics on my Instagram page @renazerbean. Thanks for stoppin by!

 

Kathryn and her pumpkin mask!

Kathryn and her pumpkin mask!

Ed and his cat mask! 

Ed and his cat mask! 

Barbara cutting out the antennae for her moth mask! 

Barbara cutting out the antennae for her moth mask!