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Mission Statement

For Love & Art's mission is to bring the Art Experience to people with limited mobility. We stimulate art appreciation while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways. Our commitment is to transform fear, loneliness, and boredom into Beauty, Joy, and Magic of Life!

Description

FL&A partners with an ever-expanding collaboration of fine museums who have given us express permission to use artworks from their collections as engagement tools for seniors and those in hospice. Together, we reach populations at the grassroots that would otherwise have no chance to see, let alone contemplate and discuss, these beautiful and intriguing works of art.

In "Celebrating the Art Experience," trained FL&A volunteers visit senior communities and showcase a particular collection on the big-screen television while actively engaging audience members to share their experience (e.g., express their thoughts and feelings) while viewing. All points of view are considered, validated, and appreciated. Through sharing of experiences, fear, loneliness, and boredom transform into Beauty, Joy, and Magic of Life for each participant. The context here is not to educate, but to uplift psychosocially, cognitively, spiritually, and physically.

Our Virtual Museum ArtBooks contain nearly 2,000 digitized artworks compartmentalized by a museum. Endowed to hospices and used by volunteers bedside. When sharing, people tend to focus on matters in their lives that are very important to them. This level of intimacy and trust between caregiver and those they serve is a necessary prerequisite for inducing meaningful end of life conversations. It supplants any fear of dying with gratitude for having lived a wonderful life.

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