Northern Marianas Commonwealth Council for Arts and Culture: Creative Aging in the Marianas

Project Description


The Creative Aging in the Marianas project will revamp previous art programs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) conducted in partnership with the Office on Aging in Saipan, Tinian and Rota. There are many ways the arts can help our older adults increase physical and emotional well-being and reduce stress and depression in daily life during these times of uncertainty, and the Creative Aging in the Marianas project will renew and strengthen our service to elders. Activities conducted through this program will be designed to showcase the unique indigenous and diverse cultures in the CNMI received directly from our masters, our elders, and which have been practiced for thousands of years. Learning arts while preserving the culture that is the true identity of a community is the goal of this project.