Art Therapy

Creativity is one of life’s biggest joys.

It stimulates and enriches those struggling with memory loss and opens alternate pathways for expression and recollection. The ADRC’s Art Therapy Programs are led by professional art therapists. They introduce projects appropriate for people with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments, using a hands-on approach.

The result? An experience that engages people, helping them retain their sense of self. The programs welcome family members and caregivers too, providing social connection and respite.

There are several ways to access ADRC Art Therapy Program throughout Long Island:

ADRC’s Weekly Art Therapy Program​

ADRC offers a biweekly art program at our location in East Islip. Our fully-accessible building features a large multi-purpose room, with plenty of space for our artists, caregivers and volunteers.

There is no fee for participating however pre-registration is required.   

Please contact Carol Hartmann, Director of Programs, Education, and Training for more information or to sign up. 631-580-5100 ext. 305

ADRC Art Therapy Dates:

Parrish Art Museum

Paint at the Parrish with ADRC

Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway
Water Mill, NY

The Parrish Art Museum, located in Water Mill, is one of Long Island’s leading cultural institutions.  It offers a sublime setting for its art therapy and appreciation programs. 

There is no fee for participating however pre-registration is required one week prior to program date.   

Please contact Carol Hartmann, Director of Programs, Education, and Training  at 631-580-5100 ext. 305 for more information or to register.

ADRC’s Off Site Art Expression Program

ADRC provides art therapy training to recreational therapists and others who work at a wide variety of assisted living, nursing and rehabilitation homes, veterans’ residences and other centers. These individuals are then able to extend the benefit of art therapy to those in their own communities.

Art Expression Programs are open to residents only.    

Please contact Carol Hartmann, at 631-580-5100 ext. 305 to learn more and sign up your organization. 

Collage from our art therapy Program

ADRC’s Annual Art Expression Extravaganza

Every year, ADRC hosts the Art Expression Program Art Exhibit. It’s a special celebration for the Alzheimer’s artists and their family members to view, celebrate, enjoy (and even purchase!)  their creations. Artwork is featured from participants in all of our programs. This year’s art show took place at the Islip Arts Council the week of September 12 – September 17. Check out some photos.