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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 12:53pm

In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to highlight a unique project that captures the essence of creative ways to share stories. Sharing stories and experiences is an invaluable creative activity and has been poignantly captured in Watermark Retirement Communities nation-wide project, “Mothers Collective Wisdom.” The program interviewed over 150 mothers aged 70+ and asked them to share their advice for today’s mother in 1-2 sentences. “Mothers Collective Wisdom” shows the importance of sharing...

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 2:06pm

NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters! Lifelong Learning Through the Arts Symposium
June 15, 2010
230 San Antonio Circle
Mountain View, CA 94040

 

Join NCCA in an interactive and informative symposium focused on developing lifelong learning through engaging...

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 1:22pm

Senior Housing News did a nice story on NCCA's most recent symposium in Washington, DC. The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and MetLife Foundation in partnership with the United States Botanic Garden brought together leaders in the field of intergenerational programming and participants from around the country for a 3-day symposium focused on how to build strong communities through engaging intergenerational arts and gardening programs. Featured speaker Susan Perlstein, MSW,...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:29am

Last week NCCA held a fabulous symposium, NCCA-MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters! Civic Engagement and Gardening Symposium in Washington, DC. The conference featured a multitude of workshops, lectures and hands-on breakout sessions over the course of three days. Highlights also included Monday's Intergenerational Drumming Circle with over 30 childen from nearby Janney Elementary School; fun and informative arts projects, meditative walks and container gardening sessions on Tuesday at...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 10:22am

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 magazine receives submissions from across the world and includes work from people from beginners to those who have made writing their life's work. Check out the magazine HERE and don't forget to take a look at the editor's...

Monday, April 19, 2010 - 10:35am

AARP has recently featured the article, Find Your Inner Genius: Late-blooming artists reveal how they tapped their creative talents – and how you can too. Find out how these adults turned to art later in life including Mack Orr a.k.a. Daddy Mack, who picked up the guitar at 45 to become a blues guitarist, or abstract painter, Audrey Phillips, 54, who turned to art after her mother’s murder and now is an award-winning artist. Read the...

Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 10:37am

We are Richard and Alice Matzkin, a loving husband and wife age 67 and 70. As we entered middle age, we became disturbed by the increasing signs of aging we were experiencing – wrinkles, bulges, grey hair, etc. Being artists – Alice is a painter, Richard is a sculptor – we began using our art as a way to explore and work through our emotional turmoil, and negative views we held about aging. After 15 years, we have produced an impressive body of work, and a beautiful multiple award winning...

Monday, April 5, 2010 - 3:15pm
Friday, March 19, 2010 - 1:24pm

Older Workers Bring New Purpose to Volunteer Work
A million and a half more volunteers helped at schools, hospitals or communities at least once during the last year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Not only has volunteerism among older adults increased 4.2 percent, but the type of volunteering they are doing is different. “We’re not talking about June Cleaver from the ‘50s,” said Kathy Hayes, volunteer coordinator at the Courage Center in Minneapolis...

Friday, February 26, 2010 - 3:12pm

Every month, NCCA features an artist in the NCCA Network Newsletter. This month, Karen Vierneisel's work was featured.

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