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Talented AllCARE for Seniors Display Work of Art

AllCARE for Seniors PACE participants recently transformed an eight foot canvas into a gorgeous winter-themed work of art. This mural was designed by AllCARE participant Scarlett Baker. Ms. Baker is an extremely talented artist who has been gracious enough to share her gift with others in the AllCARE program. Together, these talented individuals worked over four weeks to finalize the winter scene complete with a sleigh, a snowman and a beautiful rock bridge over a flowing river.

Throughout the four week process, these talented seniors worked with the assistance of Cindy Smith, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant to bring this idea to life. Cindy explained, “This project provided an outlet for Scarlett and also made the Occupational Therapy sessions enjoyable for all of the participants. Occupational Therapy uses these techniques to engage the patient while exercising their cognitive, visual and sensory skills.”

Ms. Baker has recently started teaching an art class weekly to the AllCARE participants. Currently, the AllCARE participants are working on a Spring mural. The seasonal murals will be on display at Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens’ main office in Cedar Bluff, Virginia. Participants who worked to complete the winter mural project include, Scarlett Baker, Donald Durham, Susan Helton, Lawrence Brown, Rachel Christian, Mabel Henderson, Linda Dye and Teresa Reynolds.

AllCARE for Seniors is a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the umbrella of Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens. PACE is a long-term care solution for individuals who need help taking care of themselves at home. PACE programs provide health care and social services for older adults who need nursing home services but want to continue living with in their homes and communities. For more information concerning AllCARE for Seniors PACE, please contact 276.964.4915..

AASC is one of Virginia’s 25 Area Agencies on Aging designated by the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services to carry out the department’s mission to foster the dignity, independence and security of older Virginians by promoting partnerships with communities at the local level. AASC offers information and services for older adults residing in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties. Visit the organization’s website at www.aasc.org or call toll-free at 1-800-656-2272.