Partners

  • Department of Geriatrics of the Jewish General Hospital
  • DeSerres Group

Context

Extended lifespan leads to individuals experiencing a higher risk of exposure to multiple chronic conditions at an advanced age, leading to a loss of independence and autonomy, combined with changes in social and familial relationships. All this results in isolation, a more inward-looking individual, and a negative impact on quality of life. Geriatric Inclusive Art is a derivative of art therapy, specially adapted to elderly people who are faced with a situation involving a loss of autonomy and independence.