As we get older it becomes important for us to find activities to keep our mind at ease and our body relaxed. Ceramics is a way to not only give the elderly those opportunities, but it also helps them to create crafts for loved ones on their birthdays and holidays. Whether an adult is in a nursing home or at their own home passing time, it is never to late to get started with a new hobby. The benefits that will come from this particular hobby are nothing but beneficial.
Relaxing your body and mind once you start to enter the last 10-20 years of your life becomes a very important piece to surviving. Believe it or not the contact you have while creating a ceramic piece becomes extremely comforting after the first few minutes. Although it may take a few times to shape your mold into something recognizable, the learning stages will still keep you smiling and content. Ceramics certainly beats sitting around in your room waiting for night time to arrive so you can fall into a deep sleep. Use your time wisely and start focusing on bringing your spirit back to life.
No one expects their parents/grandparents to keep handing out gifts after so many years of contributing. To them, they feel as if they need to at least send their love through a gift if they cannot make an appearance. Creating a ceramics gift is a way for them to accomplish this goal. If you or someone you know is looking for a stress relieving activity or a way to help save on money for gifts, introduce them to ceramics and watch how it effects their life in a positive way.
Watch a video of Olive, an elderley lady trying pottery for the first time: