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New York Public Library
ERIK WOOD WORKSHOP AT PENINSULA CENTER FOR
EXTENDED CARE, ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE, 2004


Erik Wood's art process allows seniors to express themselves, even if
they've never created art before.

People with DIMINISHING SKILLS and/or DEMENTIA are able to participate.

The workshops are excellent for ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE, NORC, and
LONG-TERM CARE programs.

Registrants from the Adult Day Health Care program at Peninsula Center
for Extended Care, working individually and collaboratively, participated
in an Erik Wood workshop, creating 18 pieces of art.

For many, it was the first time they had 'done art' since they were
'school kids', but EVERYONE completed the project, and all looked forward
to having the work permanently displayed in the ADHC Day Room for all
to enjoy.

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Hartlin
'MOTHER AND CHILD' BY HARTLIN, 103, 2004
AMSTERDAM NURSING HOME


At 103-years-young, Hartlin was our most senior participant to date!

FROM 'THE AMSTERDAM', July 2005
[a publication of Amsterdam Nursing Home Corporation]

Amsterdam Nursing Home's Adult Day Health Care Program was the first senior
group to participate in Erik Wood's 'Young at Heart' ReTech art program.
All of the artwork is hung in the ADHCP art gallery, displayed for an entire year,
to be replaced by the next year's new artwork. Each participant takes his or her
artwork home when it is taken down. Participation has doubled since its
inception [in 2003]. The artwork is also used for holiday cards, sympathy cards
and referral cards.

"As you know, I was a bit apprehensive about how this project would work with
the elderly population since we had never done anything of this sort before.
To say the least it was well received and many regretted that they did not
participate initially. We're getting so much mileage from the program. We get
compliments every day from visitors who are enjoying the display.
Our registrants want to know when the next session will be.
- Eunice Flemice, Assistant Director, Adult Day Health Care
Amsterdam Nursing Home


"This project reinforced hand/eye coordination skills, fine motor skills,
provided an opportunity to interact and work with one another, and stimulated
them cognitively, because they had to think about what they wanted to create
and implement it."
- Shari-Kober-Mealy, Director of Recreation, Long-Term Care,
Amsterdam Nursing Home


MORE THAN AN ART PROGRAM

The professionally-finished work is something everyone can be proud of.
When the work is exhibited in a lobby or other high-traffic area,
it transforms the space,attracts new people, and gives pleasure to ALL who see it!

OUR WORKSHOPS:
- engage seniors for more than an hour!
- stimulate:
- hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills
- visual skills and visual-spatial organization
- perceptual and task sequencing skills
- logical reasoning
- creativity and imagination witih non-traditional materials
- socialization: seniors work individually or collaboratively
- elicit memories
- build self-esteem: EVERYONE is successful, no artistic ability needed


SENIORS GALLERY
These are just a sampling of pieces done by seniors in Erik Wood workshops at adult day health care, senior programs,
and long-term care facilities.

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Aida
Alice
Barbara
Cathryn
Naty and Rosa
Pauline
 


Dominga


Dorothy

Austin, Lee and Willy

Jane

Franklyn and Hector

Harriet
 


Riva


Ula

Jean and Lillian

Matilda and Rosa

Carmen

Joan
 


Shirley


Amsterdam Group Project

Hartlin

Prentiss

Edna
 


 







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