STAR Center and Elmcroft Partner for Arts
Budding artist are getting a chance to truly express themselves thanks to a new partnership between the STAR Center and Elmcroft Assisted Living in Jackson. Friday, a “Celebration of Art” was held at the assisted living center in Jackson. The two groups believe art and music therapy is an investment in the residents’ emotional well-being while providing an outlet of expression. “It is incredible the things that the music therapist and art therapist can do with individuals to help them focus on life, focus on themselves and just be happy and excited about life around them,” said John Borden, CEO of the STAR Center. “When you bring in something that brightens up their live and enlightens their ability to see the world through different eyes it is incredible.” The arts and music therapy is provided each week at Elmcroft. The STAR Center’s mission is to help individuals with disabilities or other special needs to maximize their potential for independent living.