Art Express initiative for Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

A new initiative to help local grandparents raising their grandchildren is launching on the Coast

Central Coast Family Support Services will deliver its first Art Express initiative for local seniors who are a part of its Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren program.

Program coordinator, Kristina Gowlland, said Art Express is an exciting new initiative for grandparents facing the unique circumstances that arise from raising children later in life, with the focus of the day being self-care, through art, relaxation and a little bit of pampering.

“Within this special group of people, many face problems such as trauma, financial issues, emotional concerns, family violence, children with special needs, mental illness and more.

“For this reason, self-care isn’t just a luxury, it is essential, and a new approach is welcomed.

“The day will commence with a relaxing morning tea within the therapeutic gardens followed by massages and a special art express session.

“It’s not just about coffee, tea, a massage or even some art, it’s so much more,” Gowlland said.

Art Express will be held on February 27 at Bamboo Budda, Holgate.

Media release, Feb 14
Kristina Gowlland, Central Coast Family Support Services