Philanthropy Beat: Arts Training Targets Seniors

Minnesota arts educators are traditionally well-trained at working with children. ArtSage, a local nonprofit, is hoping to build a strong program geared towards using art with the elderly and those with special needs. The idea is fueled by research that shows that older adults who are more engaged in artistic and stimulating activities are less likely to need medication, visit the doctor, or have depression. “Our goal is to create an army of arts-trained teachers and arts organization to provide meaningful arts experience for older adults,” said Tammy Hauser, interim executive director at ArtSage.
Star Tribune, October 7, 2013