Amy Lund- Community Life Coordinator, Woodstone New Ulm.
Adult coloring has become a craze over the past couple of years, there are now adult coloring books available to purchase at man retail locations. Activity Professionals no longer need to worry that providing coloring activities for the elderly will be viewed as a childish activity, Research into the effects of coloring for the elderly suffering from dementia have shown positive outcomes, mostly a decrease in anxiety and agitation.
Some of the benefits of coloring for Seniors include:
Mood Improvement, Stress Relief, Reduction of Agitation, Self-Expression. Maintain Motor Function, Hand Eye Coordination, and Dexterity (Grip Control)