Sparking Wellness and Creativity Through Art



Sparking Wellness is an Art Therapy program for individuals with mild to moderate stage dementia. This fee-based five-session course explores the use of art to spark creativity, expressive outlets and cognitive stimulation. The person-centered process focuses on each individual’s strengths and the development of their own creative style. No previous art experience required! 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who attends this group? What is this group like?

This is an Art Therapy group for individuals with mild to moderate stage Dementia. All group attendees are able to engage physically in the act of art making, are social and are open to trying new creative projects. Group attendees all choose to come and are enthusiastic and supportive of each other within the creative process and group discussions.

What if my loved one/family friend/client is at a moderate to advanced stage of Dementia?

We have a wide range of programs for adults, including a Dementia day program, CARE, which would be an appropriate program for an individual with moderate to advanced stage Dementia. In some cases, a client might attend both Sparking Wellness and CARE if the client is a good fit for both groups. In addition to the other therapeutic services provided within CARE, there is also weekly Art Therapy within that program.

Do caregivers attend the Sparking Wellness group with their clients?

This varies based on the needs of the individual. Some clients prefer to have a caregiver attend with them and we are happy to have them. Anyone who attends the session however will engage in the group activities, including, but not limited to, art making and discussion. Other attendees walk themselves to our building and attend alone. This decision is entirely up to the family and the client.

What is the schedule?

Sparking Wellness groups are held once a week on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. The groups run on a five-week cycle and each new schedule is announced during the current session.

How much is this program?

There is a $150 fee for each five-week cycle.

Can I sign-up for part of the five-week cycle and have the rate pro-rated?

We are not able to prorate any funds.

Do you offer refunds?

There are no refunds.

Is there food served during the group?

There are no meals served during this group.

What kind of art is made in the sessions?

We work on a wide range of projects including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, collage, mixed media and 3D art pieces. We provide all art materials for the sessions.

For more information about our Sparking Wellness program, please contact:

Daye Ju
Administration Manager
Phone: 212-218-0326