On November 15 and 16, a group of 40 Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) residents got to experience what it’s like to have their own pottery on display! These exhibits, held at the CRC campus, were the culmination of eight weeks of instruction with artist Sandra Drabant of Ann Arbor. Residents learned the intricacies of working with clay in pottery classes made possible by a grant from the Aroha Philanthropies. UMRC Foundation was one of just fifteen nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a Seeding Artful Aging grant to highlight the importance of the arts in healthy aging.
For many of the class participants, it was their first time working with clay; for others it was an opportunity to rekindle their creativity. “I haven’t done pottery since 10th grade,” says Independent Living resident, Margaret Rink. “This has been such fun.”
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