April 29, 2022

Exploring Creativity

Join the Exploring Creativity group in May to learn “Neurographic Art”.  This meditative art form is simple, calming and maybe a little addictive! Each class is free of charge and is a “stand-alone” lesson, so drop in anytime! Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:30 am via Zoom. Contact  to register.

 

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, Arts & Aging Coordinator, at 435-840-5661 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.