Nine students and club advisor, Susan LaGrow, from Woodstock Academy’s Art Outreach program visited Westview Health Care Center on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 for an afternoon of watercolor painting and socializing with patients and residents.
Abigail Dustin, the chairperson of the Arts Outreach program and a junior at Woodstock Academy, orchestrated the event by demonstrating the medium and techniques used to create a watercolor painting of a springtime scene. Using the arts as a way to connect with the community, the student-run Arts Outreach program was first conceived in 2011 and allows the students and community members an opportunity to socialize, bond and share in artistic means.
"Arts Outreach provides students leadership responsibilities,” stated LaGrow. “It gives them opportunities to participate in planning and construction of activities for a variety of audiences and to respond to the needs of the community.”
"Woodstock Academy’s ongoing commitment to community service-oriented programs benefits both the students and our residents and patients in so many ways," stated David T. Panteleakos, Administrator. "We are extremely grateful to be a part of these intergenerational activities and will continue to welcome these opportunities for bridging the youth and our aging population."
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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