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Canandaigua VA Medical Center

 

Volunteer and share your hobby

Jackie Sullivan

Jackie Sullivan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Jackie Sullivan is a retired Chaplin who began to share her love of clay sculpture with Veterans.  Jackie volunteers once a week teaching Veterans the art of sculpting clay into abstract pieces of art, mugs and clay figurines.

Hobbies in the arts are associated with many benefits such as:

  • Promotes relaxation
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Encourages socializing
  • Enhances fine motor skills
  • Provides a form of expression
  • Helps take one’s mind off physical pain

Jackie feels that volunteering is a way to give back to those who have served. Jackie says, “Clay sculpting gives Veterans the opportunity to see things in a different way and lets them express themselves.”

To learn more visit http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/giving/index.asp or to become a volunteer call (585) 393 - 7759.

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