Creative Aging: A local Arts Agency Fills a Community Need

The Mesa Arts Center initiated a pilot program to reach the growing population of people over the age of 65. The Creative Aging Program’s goal is to encourage creative expression through movement, story, dance and engagement. The program was created to respond to the shift in population demographics and reach the underserved senior population. The Creative Aging Program had a very powerful, personal and poignant impact on the community. “These folks perked up and became much more aware of their surroundings and interacted with others, and stayed that way long after the workshop was over,” said the executive director of the day care center.
January 13, 2012, Blog.artsusa.org

Written By: Rob Schultz

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