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
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.
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
Why we need more services for those without family
By Carol Marak for Next Avenue
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
The arts offer real health benefits as people age
By Heidi Raschke for Next Avenue
I don’t know whether New York Times columnist Jane Brody is a soprano, a mezzo or an alto. But I do know that I’m glad to add her voice to the chorus of those noticing the connection between arts and vitality.
In her March 7, 2016 column for
College students and older adults become ‘pals’ in this creative arts program
By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue
“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
Dr. Steve Swaim practiced and taught veterinary medicine for 50 years. When he retired, Dr. Swaim put down his scalpel and picked up woodcarving tools. And animals are still his favorite subjects.
Dr. Swaim?s carving, ?Two Geriatric Gents,?