20 min

Episode 10:9 Cailey Massey on the Power of Art for Older Adults Glowing Older

    • Business

The founder of Artfull Enrichment talks about developing art programs in senior living communities, and their library of 200 online art programs, step-by-step programs video tutorials and live workshops.

About Cailey

Cailey Massey is an artist who has been developing and implementing person-centered art programs in older adult communities for over a decade. With hands-on industry experience, She has dedicated her career to elevating artistic opportunities for underserved populations and promoting the benefits of creativity.

Artfull Enrichment provides online access to hundreds of art programs that can be facilitated by in-house programming staff or used independently by residents. All programs are designed to empower participants, promote creative exploration, and support life enrichment teams.

“We need to remove the intimidation barrier around art,” says Massey. “Our programs are step-by-step so residents feel guided throughout the process. They are often surprised at what they're capable of creating.”

Key Takeaways


Benefits of art include retaining fine motor skills, connecting with community, building relationships between staff and residents, and combatting social isolation. Moving into senior living is a transitional time and art is a good way to process emotions and feelings.
Senior living communities can improve the impact and momentum of their art programs by introducing them in a consistent way. Attending once a week will get residents invested in the program.
Create an art exhibition to share with family and friends. The art will have a more lasting impact.
Collaborative activities take the pressure off individualsand build relationships with peers.

The founder of Artfull Enrichment talks about developing art programs in senior living communities, and their library of 200 online art programs, step-by-step programs video tutorials and live workshops.

About Cailey

Cailey Massey is an artist who has been developing and implementing person-centered art programs in older adult communities for over a decade. With hands-on industry experience, She has dedicated her career to elevating artistic opportunities for underserved populations and promoting the benefits of creativity.

Artfull Enrichment provides online access to hundreds of art programs that can be facilitated by in-house programming staff or used independently by residents. All programs are designed to empower participants, promote creative exploration, and support life enrichment teams.

“We need to remove the intimidation barrier around art,” says Massey. “Our programs are step-by-step so residents feel guided throughout the process. They are often surprised at what they're capable of creating.”

Key Takeaways


Benefits of art include retaining fine motor skills, connecting with community, building relationships between staff and residents, and combatting social isolation. Moving into senior living is a transitional time and art is a good way to process emotions and feelings.
Senior living communities can improve the impact and momentum of their art programs by introducing them in a consistent way. Attending once a week will get residents invested in the program.
Create an art exhibition to share with family and friends. The art will have a more lasting impact.
Collaborative activities take the pressure off individualsand build relationships with peers.

20 min

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