Woonsocket Call

Hol­i­day Re­tire­ment Home art show June 12


Sci­en­tific stud­ies sug­gest the arts can of­fer health out­comes no pill can pro­vide. In 2001, the late, em­i­nent geron­tol­o­gist Gene Co­hen stud­ied the in­flu­ence of the arts on older adults and found that when the adults en­gaged and learned some­thing new, phys­i­cal and emo­tional ben­e­fits fol­lowed. Co­hen’s find­ings and sub­se­quent re­search sug­gest that cre­ative ex­pres­sion pro­grams can re­duce pain, the need for med­i­ca­tion, falls, depression and lone­li­ness – while in­creas­ing mo­bil­ity, help­ing cog­ni­tion and mak­ing par­tic­i­pants feel val­ued.

The Ac­tiv­ity De­part­ment of the Hol­i­day Re­tire­ment Home in Manville, led by Diane Long­worth, has long im­ple­mented the cre­ative arts in pro­gram­ming. On Tues­day, June 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Hol­i­day Re­tire­ment Home will be host­ing a Res­i­dent Art Show. The com­mu­nity is wel­comed to at­tend. Light re­fresh­ments will be served

The art show will be held in the Ac­tiv­ity Room at the Hol­i­day Re­tire­ment Home, 30 Sayles Hill Road, Manville.

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