The Exploring Creativity program at JFS will focus on collage in January. Collage is an accessible art form that doesn’t require a lot of expense or previous art experience to successfully participate in. There are no right or wrong ways to create a collage! This Exploring Creativity class is open to adults 55+, is free of charge, and most materials are included. It is held via Zoom on Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Space is limited, and we will need to order materials. To register, contact Emily Christensen.
For those in the second half of life looking to cultivate wellness through creativity - join the Exploring Creativity Group! Each month we explore a different form of art while building new friendships. Classes are virtual, FREE, and beginners are encouraged! Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30am via Zoom Please contact Emily Christensen for more information.
Emily is a nationally board-certified music therapist who has been working with older adults since 2009. Emily has partnered with JFS since 2018 as director of the Gleeful Choir, a chorus for people living with dementia and their care-partners. She is excited to now expand her role with JFS as the Arts and Aging Coordinator. With a bachelor's degree in music therapy and a master's degree in gerontology, Emily is passionate about health in holistic terms, recognizing that our emotional, social, and physical health influence each other for either good or bad. "I'm a firm believer that engagement in the arts gives us a chance to grow, to learn, to create, and to connect with others, leaving us with improved health on every level. I'm eager to bring beautiful and fulfilling arts-based experiences to the older adults we serve at JFS," says Emily.