For Immediate Release Mt. Morris, IL – (November 17, 2014) ― Pinecrest Community, a pioneer in elder and memory care in Northwest Illinois, announces it has received a foundation grant to fund a specialized pilot program that seeks to help those with memory loss remember better through watercolor painting.
This memory-care residents’ activity ― called “Color Me a Memory” ― at Pinecrest Terrace, will be guided by a specially-trained art docent, Susie Frey, B.F.A., of Boulder, Colo. In addition, Roger Goodspeed, M.D., retired, of Freeport, Ill., an accomplished watercolor artist, is one of the several volunteers who will be working in the Pinecrest pilot program. Ms. Frey is trained to teach those stricken with memory issues and will lead the project. The program is one of the first of its kind in Northwestern Illinois. Read the entire press release here: Color Me A Memory Funded