On January 4th, the Synapse team headed out to Seal Beach to participate in Painting with Mom. Painting with Mom is an event that is sponsored by BlueSea Care Services and the City of Seal Beach. The program is designed for women with Alzheimer's and their loved ones to partake in free painting classes that is both fun and socially stimulating. After attending this class for ourselves, the Synapse team is happy to say that this was one of the most heart-warming events we have ever taken part in. All of the participants were kind-hearted and boosting with creativity that was evident through their masterpieces. As a helping hand, we assisted with set-up, distributing materials, and clean-up - not to mention being able to meet so many inspiring individuals that help to conduct this class so selflessly.
It was also amazing to see how much of an impact the activity itself had on the participants. The simple act of painting resulted in the women laughing alongside each other, showcasing their work proudly, and getting their mind off of the usual stress they endure. Ranging from young adults to older women, everyone was engaged in their paintings. At the end of the night, all participants posed with their art and left with happy faces, positive remarks, and a better mood. It was definitely a wonderful event that I'd recommend for all to partake in.