Thanks to generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council
Misericordia Health Centre offers Transitional/ Restorative Care to a diverse population of older adults, many who live with various forms of physical and cognitive disability. Each week, with the assistance of a team of local artists (Natalie Baird, Francesca Carella Arfinengo, Hannah Doucet, and Toby Gillies ) and Recreation Professionals, the residents gather to make art. Art for Everyone has given residents the opportunity to have meaningful engagement with each other around the art table, and the surrounding community, through collaboration with youth and public art show events. For residents at MHC art making can be a powerful and affirming activity, that addresses their need to assert themselves as individuals, connect to community, and exercise their independence. It’s also just a wonderful way to spend a bit of time. The program has been running from 2013 - present.
See below for a selection of projects: