Seniors Try Artist Colony as Retirement Option

The Burbank Artist Colony is one of three communities set to revolutionize the retirement home concept. These communities are essentially one big arts camp, with classes taught every day in every art form possible. The homes bring in college-level professors to teach classes and to challenge the residents as much as they can. "It's just real busy," says Dwan Smith-Fortier, a resident of the Colony. "There are computer classes. There are filmmaking classes. There's how to use your iPad to make films. It's really an active building, but not the kind of activity where you are overwhelmed. You do what you feel like doing."
USA Today, October 29, 2013