Intergenerational art show highlights Wareham talent

Dec 6, 2018

Senior residents at Wareham HealthCare put their artistic talents on display Dec. 6 alongside several high school students, creating an intergenerational art show for the public to enjoy.

The small gallery featured a variety of works, including coloring pages, paintings and sculptures. Culinary students from Wareham High School also pitched in, creating tasty treats for gallery goers to enjoy.

The combined art show was organized by Wareham HealthCare Activity Director Stephanie Wahlberg and Art Department Chair Amy Dion. 

The goal, Wahlberg said, was to encourage students and seniors to share and continue their creative pursuits.

“When our residents are working on a drawing or a painting, it provides them with a sense of independence,” she said. “It relieves stress and even helps some of them manage pain. It’s an amazing outlet.”

Dion agreed, adding that art should be accessible to everyone.

“Young or old, you should never stop being creative,” Dion said.