Pasadena Villa Orlando Residents Enjoy Social Integration through Art Adventures: Pillow Crafts

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Marnita Patton, MA, ATR, CCBT, CGT, CDP, Art Therapist at Pasadena Villa Orlando, led residents on an Out and About Art …

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Marnita Patton, MA, ATR, CCBT, CGT, CDP, Art Therapist at Pasadena Villa Orlando, led residents on an Out and About Art Adventure entitled: “Peace, Love & Rock-n-Roll. Residents were first able to relax and socialize in the surrounding community when they got to visit two nearby stores in downtown Orlando to set the serene mood: True Harmony – A Groovy Little Shop and Rock & Roll Heaven.

Afterward, residents got to continue the mellow ambiance during Creative Crafts. Our clinical staff worked closely with everyone to complete a pillow art activity. These beautiful pillows that reflected the peace theme were crafted in just about an hour!

A no-sew fleece pillow is a great family project well suited for anyone who is inexperienced with sewing. Also, you can buy all the materials you need at a craft store or online for relatively cheap. Fleece fabric does not fray and is available in a multitude of colors, prints or specialty themes. A personalized pillow is a great way to decorate a room or provide a thoughtful gift, especially for the Holidays. For the full list of materials needed and step by step instructions on how to make your very own personalized pillow here: Demandware.edgesuite.net.

Pasadena Villa programs set out to create a comforting and therapeutic environment. We do things a normal family would do. Our staff and residents learn and model appropriate social and communication skills, from daily mealtimes, to many fun and relaxing arts and crafting activities.

Our mental health professionals work directly with residents. They observe them in actual social situations and incorporate these observations directly into the resident’s ongoing treatment plan.  This individual real life personalized attention makes the Pasadena Villa treatment experience more appropriate, relevant and beneficial for each of our residents, especially when compared to any other available adult residential treatment mental health services. As one of the very first programs in the country to base its treatment upon Social Integration, our mental health facilities offer help through a unique mix of individualized therapy and group residential programs with a clear focus towards achieving more independent living.

The Villa Orlando and Pasadena Villa’s Smoky Mountain Lodge are adult intensive psychiatric residential treatment centers for clients with serious mental illnesses. We also provide other individualized therapy programs, step-down residential programs, and less intensive mental health services, such as Community Residential Homes, Supportive Housing, Day Treatment Programs and Life Skills training. Pasadena Villa’s Outpatient Center in Raleigh, North Carolina offers partial hospitalization (PHP) and an intensive outpatient program (PHP). If you or someone you know may need mental health services, please complete our contact form or call us at 877-845-5235 for more information.

 

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