Creativity doesn't stop once you retire. If anything, residents have more time in their live to be creative these days! Teaching residents the skill of drawing will equip them with an outlet with which to express their creativity. Learning visual arts, especially drawing which is simple and can be done almost anywhere, will gives residents a new hold on life - a new skill with which to identify themselves and give new meaning to their life. consider holding a drawing class in person in your community, or finding free online video tutorials for residents to learn the basics of drawing and get them on their way to being artists!
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