Wednesday Webs: Art and the Aging

Making Memories with Art

My grandmother was an artist and her medium of choice was needlepoint. She was a master. As a 97-year-old in her final year of life, her once sharp and active mind began to fade. Yet her memories were still very strong. Listening to her knit different eras of her life together into the same story was fascinating.

I thought of my grandmother this week as I wrote two stories for Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wis. This dedicated senior health care facility engages its residents in the most creative activities and was recently bestowed with the Alzheimer’s Association Memories in the Making® Journaling Award.

In my research, I came across these interesting sites:

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