The art program aims to keep elderly who are in adult day care involved in artistic activities. Seniors receive customized visual and performing arts activity training at assisted living, residential communities, adult day care and other senior sites. Senior stand up comedy is performed by senior comics for senior audiences.Senior art classes are also offered to home bound seniors at their place of residence. Watch Video A senior art appreciation program for older adults sponsored by the Museum of Photographic Arts to generate art dialogue and artistic activities among older adults and to teach art appreciation. To encourage seniors to explore all art and entertainment forms.And I think it's just the social interaction, not necessarily the romantic interaction.By the end of the hour and a half, they're expansive, opened up, leaning into each other."Each time, people come in and they're a little tense and a little nervous ...but as the evening progresses, you can physically see them open up and brighten.I think they're looking for those out-of-the-box opportunities." People are living longer than ever, and many are realizing that romance doesn't have to stop with old age.People in their 80s and 90s crave love just as much as the rest of us, explained Steven Loring, whose 2014 documentary "The Age of Love" follows a group of senior citizens in Rochester, New York, as they embark on a speed-dating adventure with hopes to find love, or at least companionship.
Workshops are held in studio and then moved out onto the streets for hands on spray paint graffiti, stenciling and tagging experience. Watch Video A unique senior art program in which senior participants share pivotal life experiences with young artists who then turn the story into an artistic piece in a medium of choice. An art gallery and educational art studio which promotes artistic achievement and careers for those living with physical, developmental or mental disabilities and seniors. Watch Video An annual art festival featuring senior artists in the areas of music, literature, dance, theater performance, painting and more. Watch Video Senior dating profiles and senior dating advice from AARP.
Seniors can learn the basics of commercial acting, understand the business, how to get an agent, and a gig. Watch Video The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) Senior Living Art Showcase is an art award open to senior residents of senior living communities, including assisted living, independent living, and memory care. An online platform to list artistic senior activities and share, celebrate and inspire ideas and guides for senior arts.
Seniors submit their artwork for a chance at winning the grand prize award or cash prizes for their senior living community. Watch Video A senior arts legacy project dedicated to archiving senior artist's work and collecting background information and bios on individual living artists. The site aims to encourage older adults to start to or to continue to create art by showcasing their work and by providing a shared space to exchange ideas, opportunities and resources. The New Horizons Senior Glee Club is made up of an all-volunteer senior ensemble of musicians, singers and talented older adults, ages 65 and over, who share their time and determination to entertain older adults and young children. Watch Video Elders Share the Arts is an art organization for older adults which assists them to learn, create and engage in their community.
"Isolation can be a physical killer." Speed dating typically conjures images of big cities and millennials, but as Phillips is learning, it might also be a unique fit for senior citizens.
She's organized five speed-dating events for seniors in her community so far, with more planned for November and December.