Coloring: How It Can Benefit Mt. Vernon Residents in Many Ways

Coloring: How It Can Benefit Mt. Vernon Residents in Many Ways

Remember coloring when you were a kid? Now it’s a fun activity for adults.

A few years ago, coloring surged in popularity among adults of all ages. And for good reason. There are numerous health benefits associated with simply coloring a picture. And these benefits are especially valuable for older adults.

Coloring can help:

  • Reduce stress
  • Make you feel creative
  • Improve your mood
  • Improve your grip strength
  • Enhance fine motor skills
  • Give you more chances to socialize
  • Improve concentration
  • Give you a sense of accomplishment

It’s easy to get started with coloring. Most craft or office stores offer coloring supplies and books. Pick patterns or topics that interest you. You can start simple with basic colored pencils or crayons. Or if you’re interested in enhancing your art, there are watercolor pencils and other supplies that let you more precisely blend colors and shades.

So give it a try. Check in with the office at Mt. Vernon Towers, and see if there are others who might want to meet regularly to color and to show off your creations. You may find coloring is a great way to relax, meet new people. If you have grandchildren, you may even find this is something you can do together.

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