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Engaged Aging: Creating Community for All Ages

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***Creative Aging Series: EngAGE Is Expanding***

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          Tim Carpenter and his team at EngAGE in California have been developing the most creative model for people aging in affordable housing for years. He has shown the power of partnering with ethical developers and placing creative expression at the heart of the work. Today’s post takes you to the new and expanded website and brings news of new directions for the EngAGE model in Oregon and Minnesota. Way to go Tim and team! Explore the full website and get ideas for your own community.

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Tim Carpenter and EngAGE!

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How uniting kids, elders helps both – California Health Report

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The Power of Intergenerational Programs:

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     I found this report through my friends at EngAGE, the wonderful program that brings the arts to seniors in affordable assisted living in California. Check out their programs and others bringing young people and seniors together and supported by the Eisner Foundation in this report from California Health.

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“By Matt Perry It’s a solution for two problems at once: children desperately need mentors to guide them, and isolated seniors yearn for more connection and meaning. The growing intergenerational activities movement received a powerful jolt last year when the Los Angeles-based Eisner Foundation sharpened its focus to solely support intergenerational programming. “We’ve very excited […]”

Source: How uniting kids, elders helps both – California Health Report

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The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of the Eisner Foundation!

 

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Artful Aging – Artful-Aging-How-Creativity-Sparks-Vitality-and-Transforms-Lives.pdf

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From the Next Avenue/Aroha Philanthropies Collaboration, A FREE E-Book:

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     The Artful Aging project, a collaboration between Next Avenue and the Aroha Philanthropies of Minnesota, has released a free E-Book on Artful Aging. It shares great ideas and many successful approaches to aging with creativity, including one of my very favorites, Tim Carpenter’s EngAGE program. Enjoy!

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Source: Artful Aging – Artful-Aging-How-Creativity-Sparks-Vitality-and-Transforms-Lives.pdf

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Artful Aging Project!

 

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Works in Progress – The New York Times

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Creative Aging, Older Female Artists Still At Work:

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     I am always delighted to come across artists in their 70s and beyond who are still at work. Today’s post comes from the New York Times, via my friends at EngAGE in Los Angeles. This is the perfect read for a May weekend!

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“A very small sampling of the female artists now in their 70s, 80s and 90s we should have known about decades ago.”

Source: Works in Progress – The New York Times

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Elder Artists Everywhere!

Advocate wants to help Minnesota’s senior renters to ‘age artfully’ – StarTribune.com

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Great News, EngAGE Comes to Minnesota:

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     Regular readers of this blog know how much I admire Tim Carpenter, the Senior Arts Colonies, and the EngAGE approach he has developed for senior living. It is wonderful news that Tim’s partnership with Aloha Philanthropies in Minnesota will be bringing this innovative model for senior living beyond California. Kudos to all involved!

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“Tim Carpenter is pushing housing developers and art centers to get together.”

Source: Advocate wants to help Minnesota’s senior renters to ‘age artfully’ – StarTribune.com

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The Creative Apothecary Salutes Tim Carpenter and Aloha Philanthropies!

Everyone Who Lives Here Is an Artist – Next Avenue

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Senior Artists Colonies, Creative Retirement by Tim Carpenter:

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     Regular readers of this blog know how much I admire Tim Carpenter, the senior artists colonies he has designed, and the Engage Program that brings integrated arts and health activities to residents of affordable living communities in southern California.

     This post is a video produced by Aroha Philanthropies of the Burbank Senior Artists Colony and its residents. Check out this great approach to retirement living; I wish we had them here in Massachusetts.

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The Burbank Senior Artists Colony is changing the way people think about not only retirement communities but also the very nature of aging.

Source: Everyone Who Lives Here Is an Artist – Next Avenue

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The Creative Apothecary Supports Senior Artists Colonies!

Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging – The New York Times

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     If I were to name the top five approaches to creative aging in the country, EngAGE would be at the top of the list. Tim Carpenter’s innovative program supporting healthy aging in affordable living communities in California should be replicated across the country and beyond. When you add to this program his establishment of artists’ retirement communities, he is, with Dr. Bill Thomas, a force of nature. My new project, The School of Creative Aging, now its planning phase, will help communities to understand and develop new programs for elders.

    This article from The New York Times is a great introduction not only to EngAGE but also to other important uses of the arts in the life of elders. It includes a brief overview of Music and Memory and the inspiring documentary Alive Inside, revealing the power of music in the lives of people with dementia and their families. I feature these and other innovative programs in my book in progress, Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life.

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“Music, dance, poetry, painting and other arts are pumping new life into old…”

Source: Using the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging – The New York Times

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Arts in Healthy Aging!

 

Next Avenue: How to Take Creative Risks After 50 | Engage Blog

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Creativity is the Way at Any Age, Lessons from Engage, a Model for Living:

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     EngAGE is the extraordinarily successful venture in creative living for elders founded by Tim Carpenter in Los Angeles. Emerging from the development of Senior Artists Colonies in the LA area, the programs of EngAGE form an essential part of everyday life in many affordable assisted living facilities in southern California. The EngAGE model is influencing other communities across the country.

     In this post, the EngAGE Blog shares podcasts of new ventures by seniors from Next Avenue, NPR’s great site for artful aging. The links in the post will also introduce you to the world of EngAGE, one of the most encouraging developments in creative living for elders in the nation. As regular readers know, I admire the work of Tim Carpenter and his team at EngAGE very much. Other communities need to adapt these approaches.

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Source: Next Avenue: How to Take Creative Risks After 50 | Engage Blog

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Artist Colony for Older Adults Changes View of Aging

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A Model for All Places: The Senior Artist Colony at Burbank

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Those familiar with this curated information blog know that I consider the wonderful arts colonies for retirees created by Tim Carpenter a model that needs replication everywhere. I would join one in a minute if there were one here on the east coast.

Today’s post is a wonderful video that demonstrates the power of this model for creative aging. Enjoy and share. NPR’s Next Avenue is an excellent source of information and resources about aging.

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“The Burbank Senior Artists Colony is changing the way people think about not only retirement communities but also the very nature of aging.”

Source: Artist Colony for Older Adults Changes View of Aging

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The Kyle Group: Promoting Creative Aging in All Communities!

Act 2: Learning And Teaching The Arts After 60 – Forbes

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Forbes Magazine Gets It: The Arts in Creative Aging

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There is a revolution going on and it’s called Creative Aging. At the heart of this revolutions are the expressive arts–all of them: music, dance, theater, painting, sculpture, building new things, bringing new ideas to life. When publications like Forbes cover this, you know the revolution is gaining strength.

In today’s post from Forbes magazine, Chris Farrell, a journalist who has written a book on the unretirment revolution, offers an introduction to the many ways in which the arts are helping to spread ideas about Creative Aging. He introduces Tim Carpenter’s EngAGE and senior arts colonies, often a topic here in Create & Be Well. Other examples show us how different communities, individuals, and organizations are bringing the arts to new heights in the lives of elders.

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 Act 2: Learning And Teaching The Arts After 60 – Forbes.

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The School of Creative Aging, A Project of The Kyle Group, helps communities and organizations to design and develop programs in creative aging.

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