Benefits of Arts and Crafts in Over 50s

07 Sep, 2015

Our over 50s lifestyle resort in Arundel is one of the most active you will ever see. But not everybody takes advantage of tennis, golf, lawn bowling and other activities all of the time. A lot of our residents are very talented at creating arts and crafts.

On 12th September 2015, we are holding our 4th Annual Seachange Art and Craft Exhibition from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at our 5-Star Country Club and have a selected amount of free tickets for guests who register early. We encourage our residents to follow their muses and do whatever they want to do to enjoy their retirement years. We know that being active in any labour of love keeps us healthy.

Here are some benefits of arts and crafts for people over 50.


We provide ample opportunity for our residents to socialise, but any shared experience is a great way for people to connect. Those who create arts and crafts together seem to form a special “artist’s bond” that makes for years of close friendship and a solid social network.

Intellectual Stimulation

Recent studies indicate that participation in activities such as arts and crafts “exercises” the brain and helps people stay sharp as they age. Art, in particular, is good for stretching one’s limitations and learning to view the world in a different way.

Emotional Wellbeing

The act of creating arts and crafts allows us to more fully access our emotions and express our innermost feelings. Studies indicate that participating in the arts enhances self-esteem and can ward off depression.


Arts and crafts are a form of visual communication. Those who have trouble speaking can often communicate better visually. Art is a great way to do that.

Enhanced Leisure Time

For those who create arts and crafts, the time spent doing it usually serves as “happy time.” No matter what the project, it’s a great way to spend leisure time.

Call Seachange Village Arundel Today

To learn more or to arrange a visit, call us today: 1800 652 797.