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25 000 $

Senior care

Art therapy in day centres: improving the quality of life of people with loss of autonomy

Enhancement of the offer of leisure and learning activities

The Ambulatory Day Centres serve people with a loss of autonomy throughout Laval. The objective of these centres is to promote home care and support for the autonomy of aging citizens through a range of services made available.

The goal is to delay, if not avoid, recourse to institutional housing in the context of optimal quality of life. Also, the mobile day centre aims to promote home support for a group of beneficiaries living in the same location (high-rise buildings, room and board resources, etc.).

We want to add art therapy activities to our offer of services and interventions.

The practice of art therapy is recognized for its contribution in the clinical settings of health institutions and hospitals. We will offer this service to the beneficiaries of day centres in the Laval area. The benefits are numerous. For example:

  • Stimulate creativity
  • Promote relaxation
  • Increase self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment
  • Develop contact with oneself and others
  • Break isolation

Goal: $25,000