Colouring book for older people
A new adult colouring book specifically designed for older people will help them to discover the joy and wellbeing that comes from colouring and mindfulness books.
Colours of yesterday: A creative colouring book for older people features drawings that are more accessible for older hands and eyes, with themes depicting the way things were.
Inspiring young Australian artist, Annette Innis, has used her skills as a portrait artist and her experience teaching participatory art classes for older people and refugees (Arts on Prescription) to create Colours of yesterday.
“Colours of yesterday is strongly influenced by my lifelong love of hearing stories set in the ‘good old days’,” Annette said.
“Art can be relaxing, challenging and fulfilling, and when mixed with personal sharing and a healthy sprinkle of nostalgia, the results are absolute magic!”
Alongside Annette’s 30 original drawings are real-life stories, which further bring to life the warm familiarity of the past while opening a door of connection and learning for younger family and friends.
Professor Chris Poulos, Director of the Centre for Positive Ageing, said, “There’s growing evidence that shows how involvement in the creative arts can lead to an improved sense of wellbeing in those who participate.
“Through Arts on Prescription we’ve seen how talented our participants are and witnessed first hand some of the benefits they have gained by being creative. We hope to extend this experience through Colours of yesterday.”
The book will be officially launched in Sydney on 29 November 2017 and in Western Sydney on 12 December.
Colours of yesterday is published by HammondCare Media, a leading health and aged care not-for-profit publisher, and it will be available in bookstores from 1 December 2017.
Proceeds from the book will support ongoing positive ageing projects including Arts on Prescription (watch the video).
Recommended Retail Price: $19.99
24 November 2017.