Category Archives: Art is Ageless

Drawn to art

Winfield artist’s drawing selected for Art is Ageless® calendar.

Virginia McConnell’s artistic ambitions always seemed to get thwarted. When she was young, she wanted to be a commercial artist, but she was discouraged. Then, she wanted to be a window dresser for the big department stores like Macy’s, but they READ MORE

Artists achieve Art is Ageless® masterpiece level

“Bumper Crop,” a painting by Joyce Guinty.

“I Love You So Much,” a drawing by Virginia McConnell.

“Handmade Quilt,” a hand-stitched quilt by Gerry Matney.

Several winning artists in Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless® juried competition will be featured in the 2018 Art is Ageless Calendar produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.

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Art is Ageless® winners announced

 L to R seated: Joyce Guinty, Gerry Matney, Faye Doyle.  L to R standing: Pat Powell, Donna Thompson, Elsie Tipton.

L to R seated: Joyce Guinty, Gerry Matney, Faye Doyle.
L to R standing: Pat Powell, Donna Thompson, Elsie Tipton.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless juried competition.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Tara Clawson, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique READ MORE

‘Elder orphans’ have a harder time aging in place

Why we need more services for those without family

By Carol Marak for Next Avenue

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Credit: Getty Images

Thriving in a place that’s safe and comfortable, surrounded by cozy memories, is a natural desire of older adults. We treasure independence and want a space to call our own, and we prefer that place to reflect the person we’ve become. We understand READ MORE

Art and friendship make powerful tools to fight ageism

College students and older adults become ‘pals’ in this creative arts program

By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue

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Credit: paletteprogram.org Caption: PALETTE participants bridge the generations

“Whom would I meet? What would I say? Would I seem dorky?” These were Rena Berlin’s concerns before she met her Partner in Art Learning, the new “pal” she’d been matched with through a program that pairs a college student with an older READ MORE