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McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

McCormick Home

McCormick Home Holds Annual Art Show

“Art and Soul” Exhibit — A Display of Creativity and Courage

April 25, 2016

LONDON, ON — McCormick Home is proud to announce its tenth annual art therapy show from May 13 to 15, 2016, featuring art produced by McCormick Home residents. Entitled “Art and Soul,” this year’s show will being with an opening reception on Friday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. in the Great Room at McCormick Home.  Members of the public are welcome to attend. This year’s show will feature several pieces of art, including acrylic and watercolour paintings, pencil work, and paper and silk dyes.

McCormick Home, a long-term and dementia care facility, offers group and individual art therapy programs. Many residents who live with physical and/or cognitive challenges have the opportunity to participate. For most members, this is the first time they have had a chance to engage in art for expression and enjoyment.

The art program is run by art therapist Patricia Healy, who manages the home’s group program; and Wanda Sawicki, who provides the home’s one-on-one therapy.  Sawicki’s program began five years ago thanks to a grant contribution sponsored by Westminster College Foundation.

The art program is also funded by donations to the McCormick Care Foundation, which supports enhanced life enrichment programs and activities for the residents of McCormick Home and clients of McCormick Dementia Services, including the art therapy program.

McCormick Home is a 160-bed non-profit long-term care facility established in London by the McCormick Care Group (formerly the Women’s Christian Association) in 1892.  It has a proud history of providing high quality care for seniors and others requiring long-term care.  It is also the home of McCormick Dementia Services, which has provided quality care to individuals with dementia and their caregivers for more than 30 years.

For more information:

Monica Fleck

Communication Director

McCormick Care Group

Phone:  519-432-2648, ext. 2405

E-mail:  mfleck@mccormickcare.ca

www.mccormickcaregroup.ca

www.mccormickhome.ca

www.mccormickdementiaservices.ca

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