Participants in the day support program at Gloucester’s Puller Center enjoy art and craft projects. They work on them regularly in the large activity room at the Main Street site, and the work seems to make a difference in their lives.
“Art is really beneficial to the individuals,” said the center’s assistant operations manager, Stephanie Faber. “They paint what their passion is.”
One of those individuals is a woman who would like to own a food truck someday, said Faber, while another is a gentleman who loves all things John Deere. Both got a chance to paint their passion during an art project a couple of years ago involving old ceiling tiles. Faber said someone found a stash of the ceiling tiles in a warehouse, and staff members immediately began to think about how they could turn those tiles into art. The result is a day room brightened by works of art all across the ceiling—a food truck and a John Deere tractor among them.
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