Brooklyn Center-Based Nonprofit to Appear at Two Senior Expos to Promote Senior Participation in the Arts

The Minnesota Creative Arts and Aging Network (MnCAAN) has caught the eye of the Minnesota Sun for its extraordinary activeness.  The organization had an exhibition on July 26-27 and will have another one August 5, which will feature interactive art activities, artist demonstrations and information for older adults about getting involved in the arts.  Additionally, in the last 18 months MnCAAN has hosted 25 “art residencies,” which bring professional artists into senior living facilities for several days.  And it is activeness with a purpose.  Pat Samples, MnCAAN founder and coordinator, said, "Research clearly shows that arts literally improve people's health in their older years.”  On top of that, she says, people have a natural desire to tell their stories and unlock new potential as they age.
Sun Newspapers, July 13, 2011

Written By: Jonathan Young

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