NASAA Notes: March 2014

March 10, 2014

Maine: Creative Aging

Recognizing that older people can constitute an underserved population in the arts, the Maine Arts Commission (MAC) is developing a new Creative Aging program. Beginning with the premise that the arts can enhance quality of life for adults aged 55 and above, MAC is soliciting input on how it can design programs that encourage community connections and lifelong learning through creativity. To this end, MAC recently held a workshop for artists and arts organizations interested in working with older adults. So far, two components of the Creative Aging program are planned. MAC intends to establish a Creative Aging Teaching Artists Roster that will train artists to work in a range of community settings serving older adults. It also plans to develop models for partnering with community and health care groups to focus on intergenerational exchange, health and wellness, and community engagement. For further information, contact MAC Special Programs Director Kathleen Mundell.

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