The creative process brings enjoyment, discovery, and self-expression to people of all ages. During the pandemic, creative projects such as painting, sewing, and writing poems have been especially important to older adults who want to maintain engagement while staying safer at home. Benefits include the potential to increase motor skills and coordination, enhance cognitive abilities,
Resident Rose Fucile never had a formal art lesson or studied art, yet she paints like a master. The retired English teacher began painting on porcelain about 20 years ago at age 60, after seeing work at a local art show. “I liked what I saw,” Rose said in her one-bedroom apartment at Sunny View.