SMART “Art to Go” Mobile Art for Meals on Wheels set for June Launch
SMART is launching the “Art to Go” project as a response to the world wide Covid-19 pandemic. As we live more isolated and socially distanced, SMART is working with regional organizations and sponsors to provide “Art to Go” packets for Meals on Wheels recipients. Our goal is to help connect and provide stimulating creative activities for stay-at-home seniors.
The “Art to Go” packet consists of a pocket folder, coloring pencils, a four-page flyer with an original SMART drawing to color, word find puzzle, a diary and doodle page with an inspirational quote. The materials in the packet are designed to give seniors and caregivers hope, lower stress, and provide stimulation through problem solving and decision making. The activity is designed to be shared with socially distanced family, friends, and community and provides something positive and tangible to look forward to weekly. Additionally, “Art to Go” completed projects may be entered in an art exhibit at the Hayward Senior Center and be posted on the SMART online gallery and Facebook page.
Facilitating partners on this project include: Hayward Senior Resource Center and Bayfield County Aging and Disability Resource Center of the North. Sponsors to date include: Norvado, Cable/Hayward Area Regional Arts Council, Cable Chamber of Commerce, Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce, Youth Conservation Alliance and Beehive Botanicals.
For more information contact Sara Balbin at firstname.lastname@example.org .