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posted on: 7/28/2020 12:42:20 PM
Where Art and Therapy Unite
Art plays a powerful role in bringing comfort and relief to those receiving treatment or care in a hospital setting. It reminds patients they are connected to an outside world. Lima Memorial is uniting art and therapy through the work of Ethan Jordan, an aspiring, young artist and Lima resident, in our future Inpatient Rehabilitation Center. Jordan’s work will bring the community to patients undergoing intense therapy to regain their independence. The subjects of Jordan’s art are 17 familiar buildings, landmarks and scenes from around the Lima region, each chosen to evoke a sense of community and remind patients of their end goal – a return home.
On Wednesday, July 29, Jordan will be on-site at Lima Memorial to paint one of his masterpieces. Patients currently undergoing inpatient therapy in our temporary rehabilitation unit will have the opportunity to watch a community piece come alive.
Jordan’s original artwork will be displayed at ArtSpace/Lima August 15 – September 19 in the Community exhibit and will be up for auction during this time. His paintings will become the catalyst for raising needed funds to bring significant advancements in cancer diagnosis to our region, the Lima Memorial Foundation’s 2020 funding priority.
In 2018, the Lima Memorial Foundation committed $2.5 million to completely transform the way care is delivered for patients who require intense rehabilitation following a stroke, trauma, major injury or debilitating illness. Thanks to tremendous community support, construction for this project began in December 2019 and is set for completion this fall.