Improvement of the offer of leisure and learning activities
The clientele accommodated at the CISSS de Laval is diverse. There are groups of people of various ages and conditions. Whether they are young people between the ages of 0 and 18 who are housed by the Centre de protection de l’enfance et de la jeunesse, Laval residents with an intellectual disability (ID), an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a severe behavioural disorder (SBD), or seniors with a loss of autonomy who attend the day centres, these people are vulnerable and require special care and approaches.
Through proven and documented examples, it has been shown that therapeutic methods using the arts, sports or pet therapy have positive results and benefits for individuals.
3. Art therapy in day centres – to improve the quality of life of people with loss of autonomy
The Ambulatory Day Centres welcome people in 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
- Developing contact with oneself and others
- Break isolation