This week at Fort Tryon, our residents let out their creative side with an art therapy session. Art Therapy is beneficial not just for the elderly, but for everyone.

The practice of Art Therapy can be described as an expressive type of psychotherapy, which uses the creative process of creating art to improve one’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Others have it defined as understanding the human development psychologically through visual arts and the creative process. Art Therapy helps people delve into their feelings, as well as reduce stress and anxiety. For the elderly, Art Therapy is used as a creative form of therapy for those who suffer from memory loss, or to those who suffer from physical and mental stress.

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