ART OF AGEING
Benevolent Living's new community is centred around the arts in its many forms.
The term ‘arts’ is very broadly to encompass all activities that engage and stimulate the creative sense in our residents. Activities include: painting, writing, knitting, sewing, reading, singing, music and dance, pet therapy and many more.
Seniors are living longer than ever before. But as we live longer, we also need to consider how to 'age well'. There are the traditional ways to keep your health in check, for example, good nutrition, physical activity, regular visits to the doctor - all which we recommend. But what are you doing about your mental health and wellbeing?
At Benevolent Living we place great importance on ensuring your mental health and wellbeing is as important as your physical health and wellness. Our arts theme is evident in our Social Lifestyle Program with a wide range of creative ageing activities that provide purpose for our residents. From our intergenerational playgroup, to our gardening club and resident choir - there is a creative activity for everyone.
Impact of Arts and Culture on Wellbeing.
The positive impact of art and culture on psychosocial wellbeing, and the evidence supporting art related activities in healthcare is persuasive and validated. Art and culture cannot make disease go away, however, there is strong evidence of its positive effect on healing, pain management, prolonged cognitive function, help in relieving feelings of stress and depression, as well as increasing communication and socialisation.
We have incorporated a stimulating broad-based arts theme to our events and activities to keep residents and members of our community active and engaged in meaningful activity. Check out our latest Lifestyle Calendar to view this month's activities.