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.

As the month of May winds to a close, NCCA would like to take a moment to honor all our older adults as our "keepers of the culture" who enrich, strengthen and inspire our lives and the communities we live in!

To honor environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, the EPA, Generations United, The Dance Exchange, the Rachel Carson Council, Inc.

2011 is here! NCCA wishes you a wonderful year ahead with fantastic opportunities to age creatively, no matter what age you may be!

Since 1993 the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) has provided creative outlets for residents of the Community Living Center (CLC) under the guidance of Elisabeth Larson.  Larson's original concept for the Creative Arts Program united music, dance and painting through the commo

This fall NCCA has the pleasure of being immersed in the work of photographer Lee Goodwin at our offices in Iona Senior Sevices.  Goodwin is Iona's artist in residence through January 2011 with special guest artist and sculptor Marilee Shapiro. 

For the last two years, ECOS DE PUERTO RICO, a 12-person cuatro group has been actively and succesfully representing Puerto Rican traditional music in San Antonio and South Texas.

Dr. Robert Butler, who has often been referred to as 'the father of geriatrics,' died Sunday in Manhattan at the age of 83 of Leukemia. Dr.