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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.

Yesterday, 40 representatives from arts organizations participated in the NEA's 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts discussing the future of arts participation.

December 10, 2009, Americans will be able to watch as representatives from 40 organizations, including The National Center for Creative Aging, discuss the results from the 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts i

A couple walked into the May Clinic and started playing an impromptu performance to onlookers. Check out the video Here:

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Older adults don’t just need arts programs, they also CREATE arts programs. Older adults have a plethora of life experiences, stories, memories, and creative talents to share with both younger generations as well as other older adults.

On Saturday a very dear friend of ours passed away after a brave, 14 year fight with prostate cancer. He died peacefully at his Kensington, Maryland home surrounded by his loving family and friends. A beautiful memorial service was held on Monday.

As the population of adults over the age of 65 increases, Gerontology is becoming a growing field. Gerontology encompases a range of professionals in the expertises of nursing, pharmacy, otpometry, dentistry, art therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, etc.

Young@Heart, a group of older adults who travel the world singing oldies, new jams and everything in between recently performed in Cape Cod.

Today at a conference at the foot of the Capital, StoryCorps announced the launch of StoryCorps Historias, a new initiative recording the lives of Latinos across America.

Due to the recent efforts made by the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, senior artists have been granted 16 new free studio spaces to create their work.

New York City is rolling out a series of changes to help the aging population in the city.

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