With our aging population doubling by 2050 (according to US Census data) from 1 billion in 2020 to 2.1 billion nationwide, Ohio is not left out of those numbers. By 2030 elder Ohioans will account for more than a quarter of our population. Those of you who are reading this: will you be considered part of the aging population as 65 or older by 2030; how about by 2050? What’s this mean for you?
Neuroscience and psychology research says that as we continue to age and our personalities change and adapt, we have a harder time with our cognitive abilities, mental health, cardiovascular health and social skills. That’s a lot to take on as a person, and a lot for a senior living facility to support in every one of its residents. But this is the reality for – perhaps - your parents, grandparents, or YOU within the next couple decades. That’s why quality of life programming within senior living facilities is so vital as an all-encompassing tool to help the aging population transition into and through the next stages of life.
For more information about the therapeutic art AMA offers and the ways it affects quality of life within senior living facilities, read more here.
Awakening Minds Art is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. If you’re interested in supporting AMA with a financial gift, you are invited to donate to the Fundraising & Awareness Campaign which recognizes the positive benefits of AMA programming within senior living, nursing, and memory care facilities. Your generosity enhances these therapeutic and educational programs, and others!