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.

Over 4,000 low- to moderate-income Los Angeles seniors are now benefiting from creative aging activities, thanks to NCCA board member Tim Carpenter’s organization EngAGE.  EngAGE has contracted with 20 affordable housing developments around LA to offer fitness, art and performance classes.  Carp

The Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network (MnCAAN) has caught the eye of the Minnesota Sun for its extraordinary activeness.  The organization had an exhibition on July 26-27 and will have another one August 5, which will feature interactive art activities, artist demonstrations and informat

Family reunions are good for you, perhaps barring the potato salad.  Linda Shrager, an online health columnist, draws from Dr.

A new program in Dundalk, Ireland has older adults teaching the community the art of knitting.  The “Knit in-Sit” program pairs experienced knitters with small groups in the community, allowing the older adults to mskr sure these keepers of culture continue to pass along their knowledge.  The pr

In Steve Nelson's impassioned plea for school standard sanity, he cites a recent intergenerational theatre program as an example of a great learning experience that isn’t used enough.  He refers to his Calhoun School’s work with a senior center down the street, in which fourth graders took older

At a luncheon in the Australian Parliament House, 27 nonagenarian women were honored for their community service contributions, including Dorothy Clarke, 90, who said, "I find that being active in the community helps me as much as it does others, because it makes me feel like I am contributing s

Harvard is no longer just the educator of tomorrow's leaders; now it is the educator of yesterday's leaders as well.

In 2008 the Veteran's Health Administration reinvented the nursing home system as a person-centered care model, re-training staff and even renaming homes as "Community Living Centers" to better serve their residents.

80 Lincoln-Hubbard fifth grade students participated in a creative program bringing older and younger people together to help students understand the aging process.  Half of the students played musical bingo with older adults while the other half attended a sensitivity session, then they switche

The Queen Bees, a subgroup of Lynchburg’s Patches ‘n Pieces Quit Club meet once a month to make quilts for community charities such as the Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging, the Family Alliance and the Central Virginia Training Center.  They provide these home-made masterpieces mostly during