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.

April 12: Generating Community: How Does our Garden Grow? Intergenerational Program Development

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Melissa Castora-Binkley and Linda Noelker, Katz Policy Institute, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Thomas Prohaksa, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago 

William Satariano, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley 

Readers will learn the research and theories that inform Living History Theater, as well as specific exercises in reminiscence, oral history, and theater.  Readers will also learn how to start a Living History Theater program, how to manage challenges as they arise, and how to plan a Living Hist

Meet the 2014 Beautiful Minds Finalists

Dr. Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging

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Learn how to work with older adults using the arts with our free online training

NCCA continues to serve as a beacon for a nationwide movement that is transforming the face of aging across the nation and around the world.

“The gift of giving” is a common refrain around the holidays, but local paper editor Jerry Rothstein, 71, adheres to the concept year-round in interesting, engrossing and replicable ways.