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Monday, August 31, 2009 - 10:48am

New York City is rolling out a series of changes to help the aging population in the city. The plan includes making senior centers "model centers of wellness" including new activities and programs, using off duty school buses to take seniors to the grocery store during the day, offering discounts at health clubs and free air conditioners to seniors in poor health. Mayor Bloomber's office, the City of Council and the New York Academy of Medicine...

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 2:17pm

The Creative Aging in Our Communities: The Westchester Libraries Project is currently taking applications for their program. Up to eight grants will be awarded and for between $1,000 and $5,000 to libraries willing to provide a space for a workshop series, coordination and promotion, and hosting an exhibiton or performance at the library. Libraries are required to apply for the programming grants in partnership with professional arts organizatios and...

Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:42am

Health care reform is a hot topic this summer with debates and demonstrations around the country. Regina Holliday is speaking her part by traveling around Washington, D.C. painting murals to illustrate the need for health care reform after witnessing the downfalls of the system while her husband spent a significant amount of time in the hospital. An interesting video showcasing the Medical Advocacy Mural Project can be found...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 11:04am

The National Conference on Positive Aging will be held on December 7-9 at Eckerd College - St. Petersburg, Florida.

The conference is currently requesting proposals for workshop presentations and demonstrations that will follow the keynote address in each theme area:

Life Transitions - The Life Transitions programs are...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - 12:23pm

Pat Howe of La Plata, MD, had to undergo open skull surgery after having a brain aneurysm. After deciding at a college course would be a little too stressful, the 63-year-old school teacher decided to pick up the guitar, something she had never tried before. Howe said, "[My friends said] 'you got divorced, went to school and got your teaching degree at 50. You'll be a rock start when you're 65.'" Howe attends guitar classes at...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:54pm

NCCA has joined facebook!

Join our facebook page and learn about upcoming events, new articles in the field, and use as a networking tool to see who in your area is a part of the creative aging cause!

 

Monday, August 3, 2009 - 4:25pm

Storytelling is a magnificant way to bring older adults and youth together to share a creative activity. Older adults are the keepers of culture, essential in relaying the past and sharing experiences with younger generations.

In the article, ...

Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 11:27am

Webinars are a wonderful way to bring people from around the country together to obtain the most current information on research, programming, and development of arts programs for older adults from highly trained professionals. They are an opportunity to network with professionals in the aging and arts fields locally and nationally without ever leaving your office or home. Our next two webinars in the summer series...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 12:57pm

The arts and aging field is ever expanding with new research and programs proving the importance of creativity later in life. NCCA will feature a story every week of outstanding older adults, artists, programs and ideas from around the world who exemplify the significance of creativity when aging.

Dance of a Lifetime in a Lifetime of Dance
At 99-years-old Ida Arbeit is preparing...

Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 2:03pm

POSITIVELY NINETY: Interviews with Lively Nonagenarians
by Connie Springer: Writer, Photographer and Archivist

The Opening Reception of Exhibit Photos and Narratives is August 7, 2009, 6 - 8 p.m. at the Anderson Center Government Building, 7850 Five Mile Road, Anderson Township, OH 45230

For...

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