Light in the Darkness
Laurie Lunsford has personally experienced the power of arts in aging facilities, and has the stories to prove it. For the last two years she has gone to four Alzheimer’s units, bringing with her easels, water paints and brushes. The response has been overwhelming; patients applaud her entrance and individuals who could not concentrate are now painting for 45 minutes. She has several more anecdotes, but maybe none more convincing then the administrator who pulled her aside to tell her that the number of falls have been halved since her program began. Lunsford has been inspired by the success of her program, which is only fair given the amount of inspiration she gives out every day.
October/November 2011, Maximum Living
Written By: Laurie Lunsford