Spectrum Adult Day Health Center provides individualized programming and activities to promote positive feelings and self-esteem for participants with mild to moderate dementia. They received 22 artworks in September 2011.
Donated artwork has enhanced their already attractive environment, which was uniquely designed to accommodate the cognitive changes individuals with memory disorders face as their disease progresses. The lighting, colors, furniture, and flooring have all been carefully and thoughtfully selected keeping in mind the visual, spatial and physical changes and challenges that individuals with all types of memory loss experience.
Artwork placed in the entrance, hallways, physical therapy room, social work offices, and the large living-room-like activity room plays an important role in creating a comfortable and enriching environment for clients and families. "We are very proud to be able to display the wonderful pieces of artwork donated by the Art Connection," says Sherrill O'Gorman, Administrative Assistant for Community Programs, "it is so exciting; the whole experience has been a pleasure! Our next steps will be to pull together the Open House." The staff at Spectrum Adult Day Health Center plans to invite the community into their space to celebrate their new art collection this spring.
The North Andover Citizen covered the pladcement from The Art Connection shortly after Spectrum Adult Day Health Center received their art. Read the story, Art Donation Decorates Walls at Alzheimer's Care Center: North Andover Facilty Hangs Nearly Two Dozen Works, by clicking here!
All of these artworks were selected for Spectrum Adult Day Health Center by a committee of staff, board members, clinicians, as well as a family member of one of the agency's clients. For more information on Spectrum Adult Day Health Center in North Andover, please visit them online at www.spectrumdayprogram.org.