Schurig Center’s staff and participants kicked off our new Community Integration Program with an outing to Marin Humane in Novato.
The gang began their day by sharing lunch together and visiting with some of the furry friends found at Marin Humane. The group then had the opportunity to view their artwork, which had been on display at Marin Humane throughout August as part of Schurig Center’s “Healing Through Pawsitivity” Art Show. The show featured animal drawings and mixed media artworks created by artists in Schurig Center’s Therapeutic Art Studio as well as drawings by long-time volunteer Paul Miller, who guest lectures and teaches animal drawing groups. To commemorate the art show a book was created, named “Animal Tales,” featuring some of the paintings and stories from the show. After viewing their artwork, the group did a book reading together of “Animal Tales” and then gathered to watch a movie together complete with popcorn.
Community integration outings like this one are important to the recovery process of our participants whose lives have been affected by brain injury. They provide a venue for participants to re-engage with our community, to build confidence through personal interactions with new people, and to practice communication and social skills. The outing also gives participants a sense of independence. The day was a great success enjoyed by all and everyone is looking forward to our next outing.THANK YOU! Schurig Center would like to thank the staff and volunteers at Marin Humane who helped make this beneficial day possible by providing the space, animal visits, equipment and their time. Community partnerships with organizations like Marin Humane make our work possible. We are deeply grateful.
Check out “Animal Tales” featuring animal drawings and mixed media artworks created by artists in Schurig Center’s Art Studio.