CLC supporters truly help create communities where aging is honored and celebrated. One beautiful way to see this impact is when gifts support resident enrichment requests that would otherwise not be possible.
A wonderful example is the pilot art project funded this spring at Someren Glen. Molly Nearpass, Director of Community Life, says “We have quite a few very talented artists in our community who enjoy painting and have requested an art class to support their desire to learn and grow.” Because of the gifts CLC receives from supporters like you, Someren Glen was able to fund this art class requested by residents.
Twice a month, an art teacher from Douglas County Schools will come into the community to teach evening art classes. Residents in the class will have the opportunity to learn and explore different techniques and mediums for creating art. In addition to paying for the cost of the instructor, your donations are providing the community with necessary art supplies like watercolor and acrylic paints, paintbrushes, tabletop easels, canvases, and painting paper.
Someren Glen residents will be able to find joy, growth, connection, and meaning through art. Molly noted “We have some very accomplished artists currently at Someren Glen who showcase their work in our gift shop and provide viewings of their artwork in their homes. Some of our residents have been lifelong painters, while others discovered their hidden talents through our painting opportunities at Someren Glen.”
Pablo Picasso said: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
These are the blessings you make possible when you demonstrate your love and care for older adults at CLC through community enrichment gifts!
About the Author
Stormie Foust Maley, Annual Giving Manager, is a born Midwesterner and Certified Eden Alternative Educator who believes passionately that individuals can make a difference in the lives of others. She worked for nine and a half years at Dayspring Villa Assisted Living, a neighborhood of Christian Living Communities, prior to her role as Annual Giving Manager. There she learned firsthand the joy of building a purposeful and resilient community through a person-directed care mindset.