ELDERS SHARE THE ARTS
New York, NY, USA.
“Elders Share the Arts programs, which serves isolated, low-income older adults in areas that are art deserts, has been recognized as a model program fulfilling this mandate.”
The Elders Share the Arts program began with elder storytellers and then moved on to incorporate writing, dance, and the visual arts.
The organization funds the following senior arts programs:
Legacy Arts Program- encourages older adults to engage in personal reminiscence and topics relevant to their lives through oral history visual arts, theater arts, writing, storytelling, music, dance and digital media.
History Alive! –14 week intergenerational program writing and theater program allowing students and older adults exchange history through creative expression with a final presentation. Public schools and community-based organizations that work with older adults participate.
Arts and Memory – a dementia art program led by professional artists incorporating theater, improve, music, storytelling, art projects, museum tours.
Pearls of Wisdom - elder storytellers tour senior centers, libraries, schools, parks, and other locations sharing the art of personal storytelling.
Senior Theater and Senior Arts
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