Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities. Community based arts programming helps older people as the keepers of culture remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models encouraging a strong sense of meaning and purpose in healthy living in vital communities. In this section you will find all the information on our website including news, events, stories, research and more pertaining to community arts programming.

The Mesa Arts Center initiated a pilot program to reach the growing population of people over the age of 65. The Creative Aging Program’s goal is to encourage creative expression through movement, story, dance and engagement.

Maliya Suo is the last keeper of the Ewenki culture.

Slidell Adult Day Care has been utilizing creative programs for the past two years and loving the results. The older adults are happier, more social and more interested.

Mattias Hollwich is a community designer who has taken a keen interest in building communities for aging adults.

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has launched the “Memory Café” a new concept for memory care support in Lexington.

ArtAge publications has recently concluded their survey of 142 Senior Theatre companies and have found some interesting statistics. For instance, almost 75% of theatres have been in existence for 1-12 years, reinforcing the belief that they come and go frequently.

The Bell Telephone company had pledged $36,400 for a creative arts program aimed at helping older adults battle depression. As part of a $50 million corporate responsibility campaign, the Bell grant enables Faye Wilkinson to launch Visible Voices- Through the Looking Glass.

According to the 2011 America’s Brain Health Index, a collaboration of the National Center for Creative Aging and life’sDHA, Maryland and DC have the healthiest brains in the country.  The geographic areas were ranked on 21 factors including: diet, mental health, physical health and social well-

Japan celebrated the 45th Respect for the Aged Day, and there have never been more aged to respect.  The number of Japanese citizens older than 65 doubled between 1970 and 1994, and the trend has only increased.  The article reports Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he wants to “form a

The Korean population is aging in large part because people are living much longer, news that is getting mixed reviews from said population.  According to the Korea Institute for Health and Social Issues, less than one third of Koreans would like to live past 90, and 43 percent feel longevity is