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Arts in Healthcare

County: Lee
Categories Arts
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Arts in Healthcare links the expressive arts with the healing arts and brings these into the mainstream of traditional healthcare to promote well-being of those who are ill and their caregivers. It integrates the expressive art in all forms into the healthcare setting to provide creative outlets for patients, families, and staff.

Job Description:

Artists in residence are volunteers who offer expressive art experiences with drawings, painting, and clay sculptures as they venture onto the patients' floors and into the waiting rooms, introducing a variety of projects and providing a means of self expression during treatment and recovery periods. Patients may watch, tell artists what they want them to do, or make art with the artist.

Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Doug MacGregor
Lee Memorial Health System
P. O. Box 2218
Fort Myers, FL 33902
Fax: (239) 343-2512
Phone: (239) 343-2633
Email: art@leememorial.org
Website: http://www.leememorial.org/
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered:

Meals - One meal ticket per day if you volunteer for at least four consecutive hours.

Additional Information:

This is a relatively new program, so we are very open to any suggestions or ideas to help expand the program.

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