BOSTON, MA – Residents of Compass on the Bay celebrated this week as they officially unveiled the newest addition to their community: an art gallery full of paintings and drawings they created over the past year.
For residents and staff of the Memory Support Assisted Living community, the installation serves as a tool to help destigmatize memory loss and highlight the many joys people living with memory loss continue to experience including creating and appreciating art. Each piece in the gallery was created over the course of the past year and was framed and hung alongside the artist’s name, the title of the work, and the medium used to create the artwork.
To celebrate the unveiling of the gallery, the community held a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an artists’ reception with wine and charcuterie. Since it’s unveiling, residents and associates have enjoyed stopping by the gallery to view the art and talk about how it makes them feel. Studies have shown that creating art is actually a powerful tool for those experiencing memory loss, which can help with managing emotions, fostering self-esteem, and advancing positive change.
Located on Columbia Road in South Boston, Compass on the Bay is an Assisted Living community dedicated exclusively to those with memory loss. For more information on Compass on the Bay or its enriching lifelong learning programming model, please visit www.CompassontheBay.com.