Browse “Seeding Vitality Arts US 2017-2018 (Aroha)”

Marjorie Shaefer, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview, Marjorie Shaefer talks about how she began teaching storytelling programs to adults 55+ through the Johnson City Public Library (JCPL), the most challenging and rewards aspects of this work and how Creative …

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Marta Sanchez, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

Marta Sanchez is a teaching artist and visual artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She has taught at several community centers and universities including the Tyler School of Art, St. Joseph’s University, Taller Puertorriqueño, and The …

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NASAA Leadership Institute Features Creative Aging Experts

Article and Blog Post

In September 2019, Aroha Philanthropies and Lifetime Arts presented, “Collaborations in Creative Aging,” at National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’ 2019 Leadership Institute, hosted by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in Providence, RI. …

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Sandra Drabant, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview, Sandra Drabant, a formally trained art teacher, art therapist and mixed media artist talks about her experience working in the Projects Department at the United Methodist Retirement Communities (UMRC), where she taught …

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The Fullness of Time: Exploring the Arts and the Gifts of Aging at Johnson City Public Library

Case Study

The dedicated staff and leadership of Johnson City Public Library (JCPL) conducted extensive community surveys and developed new local partnerships to successfully pilot 15 Creative Aging programs over two years. Programs included, “Afro-Caribbean Drumming & …

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