Creativity in aged care homes Gold Coast
  • June 09 2023
  • Residential Aged Care

The benefits of ageing creatively

At HillView Care, we believe there are many benefits to ageing creatively. Creative pursuits can bring joy, fulfilment and can help to maintain health and well-being as we age. 

We encourage residents at our Merrimac and Ashmore aged care homes to get involved in the wide range of activities we provide. Our experienced diversional therapists believe that engaging residents in ways to express their creativity can help them lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives. 

Here are the benefits of ageing creatively:

Reduced stress and anxiety

Taking part in creative activities can help reduce stress and anxiety. To provide a positive outlet for residents, our diversional therapists ensure our residents always have creative activities to participate in. 

From painting to crafts, music concerts and poetry, at HillView Care we provide various ways for residents to get creative and practice mindfulness, reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Social connectivity

By participating in creative activities, aged care residents can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. It allows residents to connect and engage with others, building a sense of community and belonging. 

At HillView Care, we encourage residents to get involved in creative activities and provide a range of engaging classes and activities for social connection every day. 

Improved cognitive function

As we age, it’s important to keep our brains active and creative pursuits can help improve memory, increase problem-solving skills and encourage creative thinking. Staying creative can have a positive impact on cognitive function in older adults. 

Increased self-esteem and confidence

Another benefit of ageing creatively is that it’s a wonderful way to increase self-esteem and confidence in older adults. Learning a new skill brings a sense of accomplishment and can have a positive effect on one’s self-esteem. 

The HillView Care team recognise that all our residents have unique talents and abilities and always go out of our way to encourage them to pursue their interests. We love it when our residents have the opportunity to showcase their talents and will always support them however we can. 

Getting creative at HillView Care

At HillView Care, we believe that ageing should be a time of exploration and growth. We encourage our residents to explore their passions and discover new ones, and we provide a supportive and nurturing environment where they can thrive. 

Whether it’s through art, music, dance, or any other creative pursuit, we believe that engaging in creative activities has a positive impact on overall health and well-being, and can help older adults lead fulfilling and meaningful lives.

We offer a range of creative activities to suit the interests and abilities of our residents and always encourage our residents to participate in group activities and social events to promote a sense of community and connection.

To learn more about HillView Care Ashmore and Merrimac and what we offer, book a tour or request a callback and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as we can. 


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