Our Leisure & Lifestyle program aims to cater to a wide range of interests and abilities with residents regularly participating in art therapy with lifestyle team member Maria.
Maria has a Diploma in Fine Art and has been teaching art to groups of adults and children for many years, she uses this experience to encourage residents to explore and enjoy creative arts and crafts. Said Maria “It is my experience that even if residents do not have a passion for the arts, they can enjoy learning new skills and techniques or rediscovering an interest they had long forgotten. We don’t always create art, sometimes it’s about getting together and discussing how an image or design makes us feel and think.”
Moran Aged Care in collaboration with Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre also hosts a series of Art Exhibitions at Moran Sylvania in the Moran Gallery. Here residents and their families not only enjoy and experience the works on display, they also have opportunities to participate in onsite workshops designed specifically by the exhibiting artists or through Hazelhurst teachers.
Our next resident workshop at Moran Sylvania will be based on printmaking techniques to tie in with the Southern Printmakers exhibition on show until 28th March 2016. Residents will be making and designing greeting cards using printing and stamping techniques.
In Aged Care art therapy is generally used as a way of improving a person’s emotional state or well being, it is a great way to relieve stress or tension.
The Moran Health Care Group is major supporter of the arts in Australia. This support is directed through The Moran Arts Foundation which is a philanthropic, not-for-profit organisation presenting: the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize; the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes; Free Moran School Photographic Workshops; Juniper Hall and the Moran Gallery.