Creating Art is Therapeutic

There’s no doubt about it—creating art is therapeutic. Whether it’s relieving stress, enhancing one’s motor skills, or simply creating an outlet, the arts relax and stimulate the mind, body, and soul.

Guests at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) recently experienced the therapeutic benefits of art first hand at a jewelry creations class. Guests enjoyed sifting through hundreds of beads to design their own unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry piece.

“Our caring commitment extends to nourishment of the soul as well as healing the body,” says Sarah Walker, event coordinator at TCAH.  “That’s why we offer a variety of life-enriching events and services, including therapeutic beading, as a part of each TCAH guest’s stay.”

Carol Grove (pictured in pink), who led the class, started working with beads at the age of 10 when her mom gave her a bead loom. Carol attends fine-art shows and sells her designs throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. After receiving much joy and accomplishment from creating beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings, Carol now shares this creative outlet with others. When the class is over, each person walks away with a bracelet or necklace of their own.

“It is our pleasure to offer a variety of events as part of each TCAH guest’s stay,” says Walker. “We believe that when you are on the road to recovery and have a class or a special event to look forward to, you will feel better too.”
For more information on our Jewelry Creations class and other events offered for guests and family members during their stay at TCAH, please email our Event Director, Sarah Walker