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Madison Healthcare Services

  Madison Healthcare Services  
  Madison – Lac qui Parle County  
  2018 Art Project grant – Southwest Minnesota Arts Council  
  Madison Healthcare Services residents  

From this western edge of the state, tucked between farmland and the Minnesota River, in the small town of Madison, the nonprofit Madison Healthcare Services offers a variety of services to people of all ages, including a nursing facility, a critical access hospital and medical clinic, and home care services, among other services.

Through a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council grant, Madison Healthcare Services integrated art as a component of its therapy services. Several seniors from long-term care and assisted living, seven of whom were over the age of 90, created watercolors. Providing the opportunity to learn and create, while participating in leisure time, enriched and benefitted the residents and community. The works were enjoyed by many at a reception celebrating the artists.