Reducing Stress with Hobbies and Art

Posted on May 21st, 2024

April was Stress Awareness Month, a time dedicated to understanding and managing stress. At Optima Living, we recognize that one of the most effective ways to alleviate stress is through engaging in hobbies and artistic activities. These pursuits not only provide a creative outlet but also foster a sense of accomplishment and joy.

Meet Jim Lewis, a remarkable resident at Parkwood Place who exemplifies the therapeutic benefits of art. Jim is an avid woodcarver, transforming simple pieces of wood into intricate works of art. His passion for woodcarving has become vital to his life, helping him manage stress and share his beautiful creations with the community. Jim's story was recently featured in a recent article in Oak Bay News!

Jim’s story is just one example of the vibrant and supportive environment at Optima Living. We offer a wide range of activities and programs designed to help our residents find their passion, whether it’s through art, music, gardening, or any other hobby. These activities enhance mental and emotional well-being and create opportunities for social connections and personal growth, inspiring you to explore new horizons and discover new aspects of yourself.

At Optima Living, something interesting is always happening. Our communities offer a place where residents can explore new interests, rediscover old hobbies, and enjoy a fulfilling, stress-free lifestyle, providing you with a sense of peace and tranquility. Join us in celebrating Stress Awareness Month by discovering the joy and relief that hobbies and art can bring.

Read more about Jim Lewis and the creative spirit at Parkwood Place in the Oak Bay News article here.