Terra Vista’s Art Therapy Program Gains Widespread Media Recognition in September 2020

Terra Vista’s art therapy program gained widespread media recognition in September 2020. The dementia-focused program was featured on the CBS Chicago news, in the Chicago Tribune, and on the Fox Chicago news!

Art therapy helps keep the brain stimulated and neurons active. Our creative arts program at Terra Vista provides opportunity for residents to create meaningful moments through self-expression and enhance their overall well-being.

Art therapy helps to provide those living with dementia:

  • A Sense of Purpose
  • Reassurance and Confidence
  • Mental Stimulation

Check the links below to view our art therapy features on CBS Chicago news, the Chicago Tribune, and Fox Chicago news!

View the CBS Chicago News Feature View the Chicago Tribune Article Click to View the Fox Chicago News Feature
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Natalie has compiled over eighteen years experience providing outstanding care to people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In addition to being a certified Alzheimer’s and dementia care trainer, McFarland is a licensed continued education instructor for nurses and social workers through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations. She has also developed several Alzheimer’s research partnerships. Included in those projects were Dr. Virginia Cruz, Ph.D., RN, Associate Professor of SIUE and Dr. George Grossberg, M.D., Medical Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology at Saint Louis University. Natalie is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.