Baking is Good for Mental Health
Most individuals have some recollection of baking as a child with their mother, grandmother, or other family member. Those childhood memories linger into our adult lives as we repeat the cycle with our own children and grandchildren. Sometimes the scent of a freshly baked pie or cake will trigger a return of those wonderful memories.
According to a growing range of sources in both the culinary and mental health worlds, baking has been found to have therapeutic value, which helps to ease depression and anxiety. Cooking is also meditative, helps stimulate the senses, is creative, and makes other people happy.
At our Adult Day Center, members enjoy the Baking with Nancy program during each month. Best part of all is the tasting!