Express Yourself

Make It Better Magazine
August 2014

For 93-year-old Mary Evelyn Sundlof, “movie director” wasn’t a title she would have ever assumed for herself. But that’s just how her art therapist, Caroline Edasis, refers to her as the two of them put together animated videos based on figurines that Sundlof has knit over the years. 

Sundlof, a resident at Mather Pavilion, a skilled nursing and memory care community in Evanston, has found a meaningful way to express herself through the art therapy program at Mather. For Sundlof, who has physical impairments as well as short-term memory loss, the program has been instrumental in keeping her socially engaged with other residents and her therapist, according to her son John Sundlof.

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