The art project that day in the Social Day Center (the Club) was to paint a river flowing through the countryside. That’s exactly what Marshall painted, but from a "topographical" bird’s eye view. Marshall was a successful geologist overseeing a multi-million dollar business prior to his diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's.
Juanita, a participant in the Social Day Center, is a quiet but strong woman, and her personality is reflected in her art. She loves to use bold colors and broad strokes. Juanita married her high school sweetheart, and always has a love story to share about her life with him. She is especially fond of elephants because they never forget!
Wanda Eastham's artwork adorns Memory Matters' inspirational book, 'Meet Me Where I Am,' a celebration of everyone dealing with dementia. The purple-shaded sailboats are drifting along on a current. Like many caregivers, each boat is making its own journey, yet is far from alone. Book sales support our day services.
Sarah was a ray of sunshine every day she attended our Social Day Center program. In fact, she never seemed to have a bad day. She loved to laugh, paint, and always wanted to travel. This cleverly creative piece of art is her self-portrait that can be interpreted in many ways, she said. Happy and sad…then and now…or simply just fun!
Jack is a tall, handsome man with sparkling blue eyes and a smile that lights up the Social Day Center. He had a successful career in hotel management before he was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s when he was in his late 50’s. He and his wife moved to Hilton Head Island to enjoy what time they had together, and his art reflects his love of flowers and the glorious outdoors.