Creative Aging enhances the quality of life for Mid-South seniors by stimulating their minds, creativity and sense of self through arts programs that engage, educate and entertain.
Older adults are important community members whose lives should be filled with joy and connection. Music and arts experiences promote cognitive vitality, reduce isolation, and provide opportunities for community engagement. Creative Aging's high-quality, professional arts programming have a visible, positive impact on seniors’ well-being.
Aging and the Arts
Growing older is not an exclusive club, it's a party to which we are all invited and we'll attend someday. I'll do my best to help them enjoy the journey.
Rick Nethery, The Beverly Brothers, musician
Earl is not only a fabulous singer, but a great songwriter. What I really like about him is I can understand every word he says. We feel like we have a relationship with the artists and feel they care about us.
Dorothy Hirsh, participant
All the programs are uplifting and the classes show us how much we can really do.
Liz Cruise, participant
Ms. Jewel [Jones] was able to interact with the residents and for the first time, they were up dancing and enjoying themselves. She made them feel really good about themselves.
Activity Director, Graceland Gardens
It's a joy watching my residents' faces as they pat their feet and sing along with familiar music. The residents love Breeze [Cayolle]!
Activity Director, Highland Meadows