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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.

Summer camps for older adults are becoming more popular as the aging population explores more ways to engage socially and spiritually with others.

In Buffalo, more seniors are experimenting with different sports and exercise programs at local community centers. The city has sponsored several initiatives to promote greater physical activity among the older population, including a free fitness program called Club 99.

The Chautauqua Institution has become a popular destination for older adults who strive to remain active and engage with others who have similar interests.

The Creve Coeur Arts Commission in Missouri has announced its “Silver Screen Series” film festival to feature positive aging in the community.

Dance classes in New Jersey are becoming increasingly popular among the senior community, as these older adults find more creative ways to maintain an active lifestyle.

A new study researched the effects of free bus passes for seniors on their overall physical health. In 2008, England offered free, local bus passes to citizens age 60 and older. The hope was that social engagement among older people would increase and not exclude those with a limited income.

National Fall Prevention Awareness day is celebrated each year on the first day of fall. The day was established to spread awareness about the increased risk of falls among older adults as they age.

Retired individuals may find great pleasure in spending their free time volunteering for an organization that interests them. Volunteers are necessary for most operations to run smoothly, and are welcomed in almost every area of interest.

The residents of Ebenezer Ridges Care Center spent two days at Camp Friendship in Annandale, Minnesota. Staff planned the trip when many residents began reminiscing about spending summers on Clearwater Lake.

With the aging population growing larger every day, education facilities are looking for ways to adapt a curriculum to suit this new demographic. Older people are not just becoming more interested in expanding their minds, but also hoping to continue their involvement in the job market.

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