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Seniors Thrive at H.J.C. Bowden Arts Festival

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The annual Arts Festival at the H.J.C. Bowden facility has once again ignited the creative spirits of its participants. Organized by Senior Art Instructor Kermit Ashford, the festival showcases a diverse array of artworks, including jewelry making, card crafting, oil and acrylic painting, pottery, and ceramics. The festival highlights the cognitive benefits of these activities, helping seniors maintain their mental faculties and age gracefully through creative engagement.

Participants have found the festival to be a rewarding experience, offering a sense of accomplishment and purpose. The event also provides a therapeutic outlet, helping seniors combat depression and stay active. By engaging in various crafts, attendees discover new hobbies and even entrepreneurial opportunities, making the festival a cherished annual tradition.