Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
At Ease Art and Nature Program for Veterans
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community well-being, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. The Oberweiler Foundation grant supports Brushwood Center’s nature inspired art programs for veterans. Research shows that time in nature reduces stress and improves mental disorders that afflict veterans such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Building on past funding this grant supports growth of The At Ease: Art and Nature for Veterans workshops through additional partnering with Veterans organizations and a new music therapy offering.