Photo credit: Center for Elders and Youth in the Arts
Arts programs are essential in a community to help older adults get involved and remain an important part of their communities.
Community-based arts programming helps older people—as the keepers of culture—remain dynamic members of society and provides younger generations with positive role models and access to knowledge and talent accrued over a lifetime. These relationships encourage a strong sense of meaning and purpose in vital communities.
Here are a few examples of innovative programs: