Creative Aging Mid-South Honored by Huffington Post
Creative Aging Mid-South is one of 10 arts-based nonprofits being honored by The Huffington Post. The organization, founded in 2003 by Meryl Klein, provides arts programming to 52 local nursing homes and assisted living facilities in creative writing, poetry, movement, weaving, ceramics and painting. Creative Aging Mid-South values teaching artists as well, and has paid its local artists almost $500,000 since its beginning. They also provide many social activities like allowing the older adults to show off their talent at an annual variety show. The most recent show’s oldest performer was a 97-year-old singer who had performed for President Ronald Regan.
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