The Center for Creative Aging is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creative aging, or promoting imaginative forms of self-expression for adults “in the second half of life.” These forms of self-expression include painting, music, knitting, gardening, storytelling, and many others.
In order to change the culture of aging in North Carolina, CCA-NC offers training and education, programming and resource materials, services for information exchange, and documentation of the roles of creative expression in aging adults. Some of the programs by which CCA-NC approach the issue of creative aging emphasize storytelling, painting, and cultural traditions as a means of encouraging imaginative exercises for adults suffering memory loss (such as Alzheimer’s and dementia).
What are some other local not-for-profits or social groups that exemplify or would benefit from an arts-based program similar to the Center for Creative Aging?
Please let us know your suggestions!