State: RI

NASAA Leadership Institute Features Creative Aging Experts

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. The speakers included; Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, Aroha Philanthropies; Maura O’Malley, CEO, Lifetime Arts; and Diana Champa, Director of Literacy Engagement, School One. In 2016, Aroha Philanthropies developed a major multi-year initiative, Seeding Vitality Arts (SVA), to seed creative aging programs nationally. Using a learning cohort model, Aroha and its partner Lifetime Arts equipped 50 grantees from Alaska to Puerto Rico with the tools needed to develop and share these programs.