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Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities. Community based arts programming helps older people as the keepers of culture remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models encouraging a strong sense of meaning and purpose in healthy living in vital communities. In this section you will find all the information on our website including news, events, stories, research and more pertaining to community arts programming.

In order to bridge the gap between younger and older members of the Ridgefield, Connecticut Community, the Ridgefield High School National Honors Society and Founder’s Hall threw a “Senior Senior Prom.” The event gave seniors who did not have the opportunity to attend their own proms, or just
Artists, musicians, writers, actors and craftspeople over age 60 will showcase their work this weekend at the Second Spring Arts Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Recently, students from High Point University in North Carolina visited local senior centers to work with residents: sharing, reciting, and writing poetry together.

Next month, London, Canada will host Canada’s second ever creative aging festival. The festival, showcasing the talents of older adults, will include blogging how-tos, art exhibits, improv theater, drumming, and more.
The Londoner, April 7, 2014

Age U.K., a British advocacy group for older adults, released a beautiful PSA that celebrates the joys and advantages of aging.

Arts Escape, a nonprofit arts enrichment center for seniors, is offering an event in Southbury Connecticut that will give older adults a creative outlet through literature, music, and visual arts.

Like many major cities, Toronto has seen exponential growth in its senior population, which is expected to double in the next 20 years.

Dancers who succeed on the big stage have immense talent, but struggle th

New Bern Home Instead Senior Care in North Carolina kicked

Marian Cannon Schlesinger, age 101, paints, writes, watches Rachel Maddow, and reads two newspapers every day.

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