Senior Center’s Art Program Promotes Healthy Aging Process

Ruth’s Table, a creative special events meeting space for art, music, film, poetry and lectures spanning politics and culture, provides art to residents and neighbors of the Bethany Center Senior Housing in San Francisco. Ruth’s Table’s art program is in line with the research that keeping the mind actively engaged benefits people with Alzheimer's. “Art is chocolate for the brain,” says Lola Fraknoi, program director for Ruth’s Table, quoting Gene D. Cohen. “Art,” says Fraknoi, “wakes up senses that have been deadened by bodily disease and cultural disenfranchisement.”
January 17, 2012, The Bay Citizen

Written By: Matt Perry

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