Art therapy can benefit older adults transitioning to a new stage in life with new worries, questions, and challenges.
After the kids are grown and adults move towards retirement and beyond, older adults are faced with rediscovering themselves and developing a new idea of what life will look like. We may find ourselves grieving the loss of our youth, our careers, our busy homes, and our loved ones. We may worry about finances, physical and mental autonomy, or our eventual final transition. As we say goodbye to the hustle and bustle and life slows down, we have an opportunity to reconnect with our ideals, passions, and inner rhythms that may have been set aside for many years. Art therapy can be a powerful tool for older adults seeking to recreate your identity, reconnect with your creativity, feel relief from isolation, cope with new challenges, and find joy in the every-day.