For our second May social we began our celebration of Cinco de Mayo with the first of our two Cinco de Mayo-themed socials for the month! Our support group facilitator Laura Musselman was on hand for this social to help our volunteers and clients visualize their past, present, and future selves through the art of color! We started the social by asking what kinds of colors we could pair with particular emotions (blue = sadness), and Laura passed out fun Venn diagrams representing past, present, and future for our guests to color in with whatever colors or words they felt best represented that time in their life.
While our guests were busy visualizing themselves through color, our program manager Julie and executive director Kendra were busy preparing lunch for the day: walking tacos! Once they were ready, we took a break from the coloring and served the tacos for our guests and had some for ourselves as well. The walking tacos were a hit!
Laura then finished up the social by asking our guests to share their visualizations as well as their stories. We listened as our clients and volunteers told us what they chose to color and why, and what they hope to envision for themselves going forward. We ended the social with another yummy surprise: Italian ice from Rita’s! Our guests left with full stomachs and a fun new way to aid them on their journey to mental wellness.