Expressions of Assisted Living Residents
The art pieces in this show, which depict images and symbols of California, have been lovingly created by residents of Assisted Living communities that are members of the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). Each resident artist represented in this show has a unique life story and interpretation of what California signifies to them. Some of the show’s pieces were created by residents with dementia through innovative art therapy techniques designed to foster the creativity of those with cognitive impairment.
Recognizing the diverse talents and interests of the residents in CALA-member communities, we are delighted to collect this amazing art from some of the communities we serve. We thank the residents who have graciously shared their prized art pieces to be shown in the State Capitol during Assisted Living Week 2013 and archived in our virtual gallery, and we urge our viewers to remember: no matter our age, our lives are enriched by engaging in creative endeavors.
Stories About the State Capitol Show
August 15, 2013—Who Greeted CALA Staff at the State Capitol?
August 19, 2013—California Inspires! Expressions of Assisted Living Residents
September 4, 2013—Atria Covell Gardens Visits the California Inspires! Art Show
September 16, 2013—California Inspires! Art Show Visited by Residents and Legislators
December 11, 2013—Senator Joel Anderson Honors Sunshine Care Artists
January 21, 2015—Senator Joel Anderson Honors Resident Artist