Thanks to the L3 Harris Foundation!

Here at FAM, we’d like to express our appreciation for the generosity of the L3 Harris Foundation for funding a program that just came to completion, allowing us to send ART2GO Group Art Lessons to 14 nursing homes, once a month for 12 months and send out one additional lesson to a different facility each month! We received such a torrent of gratitude and appreciation from our beloved elderly participants–their excitement was evidence that once again, fine art exercises like drawing and painting, provide multiple physical, mental, and social benefits.

According to a report provided by National Public Radio (NPR) art:

  • Stimulates multiple brain waves and, thus, brain functions
  • Activates the reward and pleasure centers of the brain
  • Lowers stress
  • Facilitates a state of flow
  • Encourages engagement
  • Improves decision????making
  • Increases feelings of connection

Together, these benefits decrease feelings of loneliness and enhance overall well-being. We hope funding like this is available again so that FAM can continue mitigating the effects of social isolation for our beloved elderly.

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