The residents at Alaris Health at Cedar Grove are the recipient of beautiful year-long art projects created by students from the Passaic Valley High School (PVHS) Art Club. In the beginning of the year, the students met with residents over lunch and discussed the type of projects that would be most pleasing to the residents.
It was decided that they would paint several large canvases to use for the facility’s sensory room to stimulate dementia patients. They also chose to paint individual ceiling tiles for residents who are lower functioning and spend time in bed. All of the artwork was recently delivered.
“The students generously gave of their time to create artwork that is visually stimulating to our residents. We gratefully accept these very special projects and are pleased that this intergenerational program benefits both groups,” says Jen Puleo, Administrator.
Jennifer Chelel, the painting teacher at PVHS and a founder of Creative Notions traveling art program in NJ, joined with the students to present the art to the residents. The four larger canvases will travel to each resident’s room.
“We will be also having an art gallery to have more residents view the art work,” says Ms. Chelel.
Alaris Health at Cedar Grove is a warm, supportive and uplifting environment for post-hospitalization short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents alike. Please call (973) 571-6600.