Parks’ Place Memory Care Residents Become Artists
Some local memory care residents have an eye for art.
“These are not people with disabilities, these are people with abilities. We see them as just amazing individuals,” said Suzanne Grimaldi, activities assistant at Parks’ Place.
Parks’ Place Memory Care in Plymouth is showcasing the latest colorful works of art made by their residents who unearthed their creativity through its “Meet the Masters” program.
“Our purpose is for creativity, that they can explore their creativity. It’s all about how you present it and the method you plan to use for them to have success.”
After spending several months studying the works of well-known artists like Matisse, Picasso, Monet, and Van Gogh, residents recreated their own masterpieces.
Parks’ Place residents suffer from all various stages of dementia. Despite that, they are encouraged to focus on their abilities and to stay creative no matter what age they are. Grimaldi has been leading the group to find their inner artist and will continue doing so into the new year. There are still more artists for the residents to explore including Renoir and Da Vinci.