Classes & Workshops

We believe that within every person there is creative talent waiting to be released. Once triggered, it provides opportunities for continued learning as well as a sense of meaning and purpose otherwise unknown. Research shows that older people engaged in professionally conducted arts programs experience increased mood, decreased loneliness, fewer falls and doctor visits, less medication and better overall health. The learning experience engages the mind, focuses attention, promotes alertness and encourages closer social connection with others. It also activates the cerebellum and increases levels of oxytocin, a feel-good hormone in our brain, and improves the immune system by boosting T cells and NK cells. Mastering new creative skills also builds self-confidence and may spark more left/right brain connections. A person does not have to be an experienced or professional artist to reap the health and social benefits of art-making.

Learn more about the research here: Creativity and Aging Study.

What are our goals for older people?

  • Maintain/improve health and overall well-being
  • Stimulate imagination and learn new skills
  • Encourage and increase socialization
  • Discover or rediscover one’s innate creativity
  • Contribute to and connect with the broader community
  • Increase life satisfaction

Learn about Network Sponsorship here.

For more information contact info@can-nc.org or 336-253-0856.

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