Creative Aging

Nation’s Two Pioneer Creative Aging Organizations celebrate 35th Anniversaries in California and New York on May 8

The year was 1979. In Oakland, California, theatre artist Stuart Kandell began an acting class for seniors at a local senior center. On the other coast, in Brooklyn, New York, social activist/artist Susan Perlstein began a community arts program in senior centers.

Inspire, Learn, Challenge - Creative Aging

A note from our executive director, Gay Hanna

Creative Expression: Both Stimulates and Benefits from the Older Brain


As a graduate student studying the aging brain many decades ago, I learned enough neuroscience to fill scarcely more than a couple of handwritten notebook pages.