BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Morning Pointe of Brentwood residents enjoyed tapping into their inner Picasso as Samantha Nolloth of Coffee and Canvas led her monthly painting class at the assisted living and memory care community.

Art therapy has many known benefits for seniors, as the residents explore self-expression and relaxation within every brush stroke.

Photo: Eleanor Caudill, Mary Lou Redd, Genevieve Pershke, Margie Watkins, Azella O’Dwyer, Majorie Suber, George Williams, Barbara Glenn, Morning Pointe of Brentwood residents, show off their most recent works of art with Samantha Nolloth, Coffee and Canvas instructor.