New Worlds Open at the Artist's Easel

There is a growing number of older adults who are taking up visual art for the first time later in life. With their wisdom and focus, these indivduals are particularly well suited to painting and sculpting. Additionally, the arts are good for seniors. Gay Hanna, executive director of NCCA, said, “The arts cause worlds to open. For seniors whose worlds are often shrinking, that’s a good thing; to be open, free, engaged, and valued. And the arts sure can do all that for you.”
New York Times, March 12, 2014