The Mobile Art Program delivers art activities to seniors and disabled adults living in Austin, Texas. MAP provides people with ways to cope with what is happening in their lives. Art becomes the vehicle for expression, developing relationships, as well as for integrating experiences that may be difficult to understand.
Our goals are to improve the lives of seniors and disabled adults by giving them an outlet for creative expression. We restore their self-esteem, build friendships where there was none and increase their cognitive skills leading to stabilization in overall health.
Activities are provided free of charge which is beneficial for seniors and facilities with limited funding. MAP staff and volunteers currently visits facilities across Austin M-Th and one Saturday each month. Most sites are visited 2x a month, others we offer a 6 – 12 week program based on a specific project or art medium.
List of current facilities served:
- Austin Groups for the Elderly: Elderhaven, Austin & Round Rock locations (day program for seniors & disabled adults)
- Congregation Beth Israel: Circle of Friends (Alzheimer’s Caregivers Respite group)
- Heritage Park Nursing & Rehab, 2806 Real Street (East MLK)
- McBeth Recreation Center, Zilker Park (day program for young adults with mental challenges)
- Maggie Johnson Nursing Center, 3406 East 17th Street (East MLK)
- Mike’s Place, East 5th Street (Meals on Wheels program for Alzheimer patients)
- New Connections at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, Bee Cave Road (collaboration lasting 12 weeks)
- Querencia at Barton Creek, 2500 Barton Creek Blvd (Assisted Living)
- Riverside Rehabilitation, 6801 East Riverside Drive (nursing home)
- South Congress Care & Rehab, Live Oak at S. Congress (nursing home)
- St. Thomas More: New Adventures (Alzheimer’s Caregivers Respite group)
- The Summit on Mesa Dr, ladies Alzheimer’s group (beginning Feb 2013)