Browse “Senior Centers”

Acting Out! An Intergenerational Theatre Performance

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Gloria King and Jarahn Cosby perform, “Acting Out!,” at “Advancing Creative Aging in NYC,” a convening held on February 7, 2020 at the Ford Foundation in New York to celebrate and share the findings from …

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Bernie D’Ettorre, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview, visual artist Bernie D’Ettorre talks about how she began teaching art classes to Alzheimer’s patients at area art galleries. This led to her teaching Creative Aging classes to senior groups at nursing …

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Create with The Carle! at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Case Study

To position themselves as a place intended for all ages, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art developed a creative aging program series, “Create with The Carle!” These programs offered adults the opportunity to …

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Creative Aging 101: Recruiting Participants in Senior Centers

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In this Lifetime Arts “Teaching Artist Talks” video, Vinny Mraz and Antonia Perez discuss Vinny’s experiences engaging and recruiting participants for creative aging programs held in senior centers.

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Creative Aging: Enriching the Lives of Older Adults Through Arts Education

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“Enriching the Lives of Older Adults through Arts Education,” explains what creative aging programming is about, underscores the value of employing professional teaching artists whose curricula and teaching style provide a socially-supportive learning environment, and …

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Dave Johnson, Teaching Artist

Article and Blog Post

In this interview with poet and teaching artist, Dave Johnson, he talks about how he got started as a teaching artist at Poets House, a poetry library in New York City. His teaching artist career …

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Greenwich House Pivots to Online in Response to COVID-19

Case Study

When the COVID-19 crisis began, the staff at Greenwich House in New York City worked tirelessly to ensure that all of their members had access to the meal services that they absolutely rely on. However, …

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Leveraging Existing Infrastructure for Creative Aging at Brooklyn Public Library

Case Study

Supported wholeheartedly by Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) leadership, creative aging programming has become an integral part of the library’s offerings for their older adults. By leveraging pre-existing resources and infrastructure and dedicating support towards the …

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Partnerships Key to Sustainability for Dances for a Variable Population

Case Study

Through clear and innovative programming, active demonstration of program benefits, and equal investment in their community of teaching artists and participants, Dances for a Variable Population (DVP) has been able to build successful, lasting relationships …

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The Home/Body Warm-up for Homebound Times

Article and Blog Post

Lifetime Arts Roster Teaching Artist, Greacian Goeke, has taught her signature class, “Free to Move: Expressive Movement & Rhythm for Brain & Body Health,” at the Albany Senior Center outside of Oakland, CA for the …

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