Category Archives: Art is Ageless

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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“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

The famous museum that’s redefining aging

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is reaching out to spark joy

By Linda Bernstein for Next Avenue

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It’s “Prime Time” for older adults who visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

Famous for its prestigious collection, which includes the painting of melting watches by Salvador Dali, a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo and sculptures READ MORE

Art is Ageless® winners announced

Front row from left: Wilda Buffo, Jean Swanson, Sharon Shelton, Neva Wilcox. Back row from left: Dr. Steve Swaim, Iris Magnus, Colleen Cain, Jean Stockton, Sharon Ternes,Velora Bradshaw. Not pictured: Donna Thompson.

Front row from left: Wilda Buffo, Jean Swanson, Sharon Shelton, Neva Wilcox. Back row from left: Dr. Steve Swaim, Iris Magnus, Colleen Cain, Jean Stockton, Sharon Ternes,Velora Bradshaw. Not pictured: Donna Thompson.

Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor has announced 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 in featuring READ MORE

How to find your inner artist at any age

It may take several attempts to uncover your hidden talent, but it’s worth it

By Hélèna Katz for Next Avenue

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My parents’ duplex is like a shrine dedicated to our family’s artistic talents. One sister’s paintings, sketches and collages decorate the walls. Another’s drawing holds a prominent spot in the dining room. A cabinet displays my father’s READ MORE

How to be a writer at any age

10 rules to live by from the author of ‘The War of the Roses’

By Warren Adler for Next Avenue

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I always wanted to be a writer. Ever since I was conscious, I felt that inexplicable pull to tell a story, to create a scene, to leave a reader wanting to know what would happen next. When life’s responsibilities came knocking, i.e. I had a family READ MORE