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Independent Artique

July 20, 2018

     Lisa Andrews, owner of Artique: A Paint Bar, recently visited Westview Health Care Center on Thursday, July 19, 2018 for the facility’s monthly offering of her artistic services called “Independent Artique”.

     For patients and residents who don’t require additional assistance with their painting, this “graduate course” offers a self-directed painting experience where the artist relies more on their own abilities rather than extensive guidance from the instructor. The group painted a scene captured from a previous Artique event which was held at The Inn at Woodstock Hill at their facility’s dahlia garden.

     “It is highly rewarding to see someone who has little to no faith in their painting abilities at the beginning of a class become impressed with their finished artwork by the time they leave,” stated Andrews. “I tell many of my students that there is no wrong way to paint- there’s only their way.”

     With Lisa’s gradual step-by-step process and her relaxed demeanor, the residents’ artwork bloomed from the canvases.

     “We have quite a few patients and residents here at Westview that have rekindled their joy of painting with the help of Lisa and Artique,” remarked Louise Taylor, Director of Therapeutic Recreation. “Artique always provides such a rewarding and creative experience.”

     Artique: A Paint Bar is located at 75 Main Street, Suite 3 in downtown Putnam. Aside from the physical location, Lisa also travels with her services to campgrounds, churches, special events, and health care facilities such as Westview.

Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.

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