From Anne’s website:
“A MacArthur Genius Grant recipient pioneers a radical change in how we interact with older loved ones, especially those experiencing dementia, as she introduces a proven method that uses the creative arts to bring light and joy to the lives of elders.”
From the article, “Documentary “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake” Immortalizes the Artist, Not the Art:”
“Why do we do what we do? What drives us? What inspires us to get out of bed each morning and tackle the day? This is the core question of director Matthew Kaplowitz’s documentary “Nothing Changes: Art for Hank’s Sake,” which introduces audiences to successful, yet lesser-known New York-based artist Hank Virgona. When it begins, the 86-year old artist travels from his home in Woodhaven, Queens, New York, to Union Square within New York City almost every day. Each of those days, he works on his craft, whether it’s in watercolor, still life, collage, or sketch, driven by a desire to capture that which exists just outside the eye line, living in the corners, which contains the essence, the unprovoked moments of life. It’s during these moments, Hank will tell you, where the most important things occur.”
This article focuses on Wang Deshun, an in-demand fashion model who, at 80, walked the runway during China Fashion Week in 2015. Deshun shares how he became an overnight internet sensation in China, his dedication to exercise and why it’s never too late to try new things.
This is a section of the New York Times which includes news and features about the changing nature of careers, working and retirement.
This article focuses on the benefits of arts programming for older adults and how national leaders in Creative Aging are expanding this movement.
In this article, The Denver Public Library announces that it will begin running Creative Aging programs for its older adult community, funded by the NextFifty initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers.
Now in its fifth year, the Creative Aging Public Libraries Project is a demonstration and capacity-building program that supports collaborations between professional teaching artists and public libraries resulting in free instructional arts programs for older adults. The program has been developed by Lifetime Arts, a national nonprofit organization based in New York, in partnership with eight major library systems in four states. To build the capacity of libraries to initiate, develop, and sustain creative aging programming, Lifetime Arts provides incentive grants to select library system partners and employs a replicable program model and approach that includes professional development, ongoing technical assistance, and access to resources for participating librarians, library administrators, artists, and other partners.
Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore.
This report features guest, Mike Nussbaum, 94, who talks about his role in the play, “Curvature Departure,” and shares his views on aging in show business.