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Topic: Aging

October 6, 2020

Wyoming: Creative Aging Initiative

Jackson Hole Living Center residents take part in an arts class offered by St. John’s Hospital Foundation. Photo courtesy St. John’s Hospital Foundation The Wyoming Arts Council, the Wyoming State Library and Lifetime Arts have entered into a unique collaboration to advance creative aging. The new initiative will support the design…

January 6, 2020

New York: New Creative Aging Initiative

A Lifetime Arts Creative Aging watercolor class is taught by teaching artist Josh Millis at New York Public Library. Photo by Herb Scher The New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Office for the Aging recently partnered to launch a new Creative Aging Initiative. The program…

September 9, 2019

Wyoming: Health and Wellness through the Arts

Ark Regional Services in Laramie, Wyoming, facilitates opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to live, learn, work and play at their Cooper Center for Creative Arts. Back row from left: Steven Singleton, Molly Giehart, Daniel Pourkaldani, Eric Petersen, Carissa Isom, Jon Hunt Sell. Photo courtesy Ark Regional Services The Wyoming Arts…

September 9, 2019

Maryland: Teaching Artist Credentials

Carien Quiroga and Dwight McNair share their artistic responses to a creative process map. Photo by Lillian Jacobson The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is collaborating with the Fine Arts Office at the Maryland State Department of Education to offer a new series of professional development courses designed to strengthen the…

August 5, 2019

Minnesota: Teaching Artist Training in Creative Aging

Teaching artists participate in creative aging training. Photo by Sarah Drebelbiss The Minnesota State Arts Board joined with Aroha Philanthropies to cosponsor a two-day creative aging training for Minnesota teaching artists. Fifty teaching artists from around the state were selected through a lottery process to participate in the July 2019 training.…

March 6, 2019

Iowa: Creative Aging in Rural Libraries

Judy Franzmeier shows off a landscape she painted at the Palmer Public Library. Photo courtesy of Ramona Miller/Palmer Public Library In Iowa, where three-quarters of the state’s 544 public libraries serve communities with fewer than 2,500 residents, there is a new initiative to support creative aging in rural areas. Iowa Arts…

February 6, 2019

Tennessee: Music & Memory Tennessee

With a $1 million Civil Monetary Penalty grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC) is implementing Music & Memory Tennessee, a model therapeutic-music program that will serve at least 2,200 patients in 147 nursing homes over the next three years. Music &…

December 5, 2017

Tennessee: Creative Aging Tennessee

Creative Aging Tennessee is an initiative to improve older adults’ health and well-being through the arts. By leveraging resources from an unusual partnership of three state agencies—the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC), the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability—the program helps address the needs of Tennessee’s growing population of residents aged 60…

March 14, 2017

Delaware: Creative Aging Workshop

This past December, the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDA) held its first-ever Creative Aging Workshop, convening artists, arts organizations, community groups and members of the aging-services community to learn how to engage meaningfully with older adults through the arts. The workshop—presented in collaboration with the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and cosponsored by the Delaware…

November 5, 2016

Arizona: Generation(s) Lab

The Arizona Commission on the Arts (ACA) has begun the second phase of its three-year AZ Creative Aging Initiative, which it launched in 2015 with support from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to encourage development of arts programs for older adults and to disseminate related knowledge and best practices. The new component, Generation(s) Lab, is…

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