Mesa Arts Center Programs Engage Older Residents’ Creative Sides

The Mesa Arts Center in Arizona recently launched a Creative Aging program to engage seniors in the arts through both visual expression and physical movement. The program has become extremely popular in the last year as a way for seniors to meet new friends and explore their inner creative abilities. The exercises also work on building confidence for the participants. “For a lot of people it’s the first time in their lives when they feel creatively confident, and this might come at a time when they don’t have the freedom to make a lot of choices in other aspects of their lives,” says visual arts instructor Tessa Windt.

East Valley Tribune