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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.

Ryuta Kawashima, a Japanese neuroscientist, developed a brain puzzle software for Nintendo that has been sold for over $30 million dollars. He has poured all of his profits into developing this new software;geared towards older adults.

The River Red Senior Community, in conjunction with United Active Living, have converted a former recreation room into a permanent art room in order to create more artistic opportunities for their residents. The purpose is to bring out the residents’ creativity as they continue to age.

In Philadelphia, the month-long “Celebrating Arts for Aging” program put on by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging featured many different programs and opportunities for seniors to experience and even show off their talents.

Baltimore celebrates Older Americans Month throughout May with this year’s theme “Unleash the Power of Age.” Events will be sponsored by The Administration for Community Living and the Administration on Aging, which encourage older adults to stay active in the

The Mesa Arts Center in Arizona recently launched a Creative Aging program to engage seniors in the arts through both visual expression and physical movement.

ST-AGE-ING MATTERS is a group of retired older adults in British Columbia who have only recently begun learning about acting and improvisational theatre.

Creative-Aging Mid-South has worked in 56 senior facilities and produced over three thousand performances and workshops for older adults across the region. Their workshops include oral history, storytelling, weaving, watercolor, and many more.

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