The expressive arts, in general, are a great escape for so many people. So it's no wonder that they're considered a really effective therapy to allow older adults to experience a more satisfying and engaging life. This week in Episode 42 of Sage Aging we explored the use of Expressive Arts Therapy with older adults.
Caitlin Pilette is the Expressive Arts Coordinator at an assisted living and memory care facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as a per diem clinician for a family bereavement nonprofit organization in Arlington. She holds a BS in psychology, a BA in dance, a certification in dance medicine, and an MA in clinical mental health counseling with a specialization in dance movement therapy. She first started working in elder care running dance groups with individuals with Parkinson's disease. And through that and other programs discovered her love for working with older adults. Caitlin has the arts in her blood and is happy to have a career that allows her to benefit others using her passion.
Are you enjoying the Sage Aging podcast and blog? Tell us about it! I’d appreciate it if you would leave a positive review and share the Sage Aging podcast with a friend. If you have topic ideas you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at info@Sageaging.us.