Congratulations Inova LNRC on AHCA Gold Award!

Congratulations to the entire staff at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (LNRC) in Leesburg, VA on having received the prestigious GOLD AWARD from the American Health Care Association this month!

We are truly honored to be part of your innovative approach to health and wellness at LNRC. Thank you for four beautiful years of working with your residents! Here’s to the gift of the arts in our lives and the immense joy that is spreading down your halls!


Meadow Glen’s Open House Celebrates Their Residents Who Paint!

On June 1st we had the great joy of showcasing the beautiful artists we get to work with at Meadow Glen Assisted Living. Residents and visitors enjoyed our slideshow and exhibit featuring a sampling of the hundreds of paintings Meadow Glen’s residents have created in the nearly four years they’ve had me coming there. As a special added treat, attendees were given an opportunity to experience for themselves just how easy and enjoyable it is to follow our guided painting process! Two beautiful collaborative beach paintings were created that night by eight brave residents, families, staff and visitors!  

A special thank you to the Executive and Activities Directors at Meadow Glen for inviting us to be part of their Open House. Here’s to the beauty and joy their residents are bringing into our lives!

Art Party to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association


Join us April 29, 2017 1-4pm at Greenfield Senior Living in Berryville, VA for what is sure to be a fun afternoon! 

All supplies will be provided, as well as light refreshments. Seating is limited to 30 guests and we are expecting this event may sell out quickly, so don’t delay. Profits raised benefit the vital work of the Alzheimer’s Association. Get your tickets today! 

Early Bird $50 (until April 15);  General Admission $65 (starting April 16 )

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Our clients’ art helps support mission of Alzheimer’s Association

Greenfield Senior Living of Berryville, VA in partnership with Art Together recently hosted a silent art auction with all proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The artwork was created by the residents who have participated in our programs over the past two years. Thanks to the generous donations of more than 25 paintings by residents and their families, and the generous donations by attendees, the event was able to raise $930 in just 90 minutes! Wow!!

Here’s to the gift of the arts in our lives….and the blessings and healing they can bring to others!

Free Dementia Education Workshop on Nov 12, 2014 in Leesburg

Please join me at this 1/2 day event specifically designed for families and caregivers of individuals with memory impairments. Speakers include a geriatric pyschiatrist, neurologist, senior advisor, author, as well as yours truly! It will be held November 12th at the Best Western Hotel in Leesburg, VA (727 E. Market St.). Registration and breakfast start at 8:00am and the event ends at 12:30pm.

Admission is free but registrations are required. Click here to see the details about the event, and/or to register.

Collaborative Art Demo in Berryville on Sept. 11th

Please stop by and paint with me! In celebration of National Assisted Living Week, Greenfield Senior Living in Berryville,VA will be hosting an Open House. All are welcome to come by and tour their residence 10am-2pm on Monday, Sept. 8th, 2014. I’m honored to have been asked to be a featured activity during this event.  I’ll be inviting visitors and residents to paint four paintings with me.  We hope you can come by to learn about our programs and services, and tour the grounds!

Art Needed for Exhibit in Nursing Home

A resident watches as artist Remington Restivo finishes putting up an exhibit of her original oil paintings  at LNRC.

A resident watches as artist Remington Restivo finishes putting up an exhibit of her original oil paintings at LNRC.

Are you a photographer, painter or art teacher? Maybe you have children who love to make art?  If so, I’d like to let you know about a special opportunity to brighten lives through art!

I coordinate a year-long rotating art exhibit at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in historic Leesburg, VA. If you live in the northern VA area and would like to be part of this collaborative community effort that lifts the hearts of shut-in residents by sharing your gifts of love and creativity, I’d love to hear from you! There’s no cost to participate, and I help you put up the artwork. Please call 571-293-1697 or send me an email. Thank you!

Creative Aging Talk at OLLI

GMU-LoudounI will be giving a talk at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at George Mason University Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 11:50-1:15. Come and learn how the arts are improving the lives of seniors! This presentation is open to OLLI members only.

OLLI serves the Northern Virginia community by providing intellectual and cultural experiences for residents in their retirement years.

$500 Art Grant Awarded to Residents at Nursing Home

MnemeTherapy Exhibit at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA

Exhibit at Loudoun Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA

As a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Purcellville, VA, I am so grateful for a $500 grant that was awarded through the parish’s Preferential Option for the Poor (POP) Fund! This fund supports the work of organizations that seek to lessen the hardships of the poor.

This grant was used, in part, to bring the gift of making art to residents at Inova Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Leesburg, VA this winter. I also put up a special month-long exhibit of their work to celebrate and share with others the inspiring paintings and heartwarming pictures of them making their art. One resident said “I can’t believe I’m doing this!” as she put the finishing touches on her painting she never thought she could make.

Thank you again, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, for partnering with me to bless the lives of these shut-in residents!