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.

I had the pleasure of attending the Stagebridge Senior Theater show at Ashby Stage in Berkeley, California on Monday evening.

Here at the National Center for Creative Aging, we're not fans of the traditional usage of the term "senior moment," entrenched in our culture's negative views of aging.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to highlight a unique project that captures the essence of creative ways to share stories.

Are you looking for a place to publish your work? The magazine, Still Crazy, which recently entered it's third year, publishes poetry, short stories and essays by and/or about people over the age of 50.

The Geezers’ Crusade

Our very own Gay Hanna discusses the steady rise of creative arts programs for older adults in communities throughout the nation despite the creative aging field being a 'blue ocean,' one that is relatively new to the arts and healthcare world.

The MetLife Foundation and the National Guild have been very strong supporters of creative programs for older adults.

Music and the Mind: Using an iPod to Treat Alzheimer’s

The article, At 94, She's the Hot New Thing in Painting, in The New York Times describes Carmen Herrera's international fame gained at the age of 94.