Browse “Connect Through Creativity Now”

“Tell me about a time when you were resilient.”

Article and Blog Post

For the past three years, Dane Stauffer has been teaching a storytelling program series at the Park Square Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Dane was in the middle of teaching the last segment when COVID-19 forced …

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Connect Through Creativity Now: Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Equal Social Isolation

Article and Blog Post

“Making sure that arts programs for older adults provide social engagement opportunities intentionally connected to the art-making is at the heart of Lifetime Arts’ recommendations, supported by important research. We’ve decided to launch a campaign …

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DOROT’s Online Arts Ed Programs “Put the Light Back into My Heart”

Article and Blog Post

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, DOROT was determined to continue serving their community members who have come to appreciate the high-quality arts programming and social interaction that these classes provide. In just one month, DOROT …

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Final Critiques and Closure via Google Hangouts in San Juan

Article and Blog Post

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based Museum de Historia, Antropología y Arte was just finishing up their first year of Creative Aging programming when COVID-19 hit, which left their visual arts program with two remaining classes in the series. …

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Finding an “Oasis in the Abyss”

Article and Blog Post

Teaching Artist, Susan Willerman, has been teaching “Writing From Life” at Morningside Retirement and Health Services in the Washington Heights neighborhood of NYC for 26 consecutive years. The class started as a program of Elders …

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Greenwich House Brings Classes Online, Launches Virtual Art Show

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Greenwich House has been pivoting many of their live programs to an online format during the crisis. Their teachers are quickly adapting to teaching via Zoom, and have worked with the Greenwich House communications team …

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Keeping Generations Connected at New England Conservatory

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The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) works with more than 40 senior service organizations around Boston to welcome approximately 75 older adult learners onto their campus each week. When the pandemic initially hit, NEC …

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Myriad Ways to Tap Older Adults’ Creativity and Combat Social Isolation

Article and Blog Post

While our campaign, “Connect Through Creativity Now,” highlights teaching artists, arts and service organizations working within the traditional Creative Aging model (sequential learning, skill-building, social-engagement) while stay-at-home orders prohibit in-person social gatherings, there are a …

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Online “Pop-Up Pages” Workshop Offered to Older Adults in Queens, NY

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Based on the Creative Aging classes that they teach at senior centers, Spica Wobbe and Karen Oughtred have developed an online class called, Pop-up Page Making, which is part of the FTH at Home offering. In addition, the two have …

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Online Choir Program Retains “Friendships, Solidarity and Community”

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Since March 2020, the San Francisco Community Music Center (CMC) has developed several new ways to adapt their Older Adult Choir Program (OACP), which serves nearly 400 older adults in senior centers throughout San Francisco, …

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