AGING WELL WITH THE ARTS

A project

WHAT WAS AGING WELL WITH THE ARTS?

Aging Well with the Arts was a 2016 pilot project aiming to enhance the quality of life for seniors through authentic art-making experiences lead by professional artist-educators.

 

Ten LAIR artists from the disciplines of dance, drama, music, and visual arts designed programs using the principles of the creative process and of life-long learning. Each program ran at a local short- or long-term senior care facility or retirement home on a weekly basis for a total of 16 hours (comprising ten 90-minute sessions or eight 2-hour sessions).

The project was generously funded by the Ontario Seniors' Secretariat (now the Ministry of Seniors Affairs) and the Westminster College Foundation.

 

WHO TOOK PART IN THE PROJECT?

Through these ten programs, 160 hours of art instruction was delivered to over 200 seniors across six partner organizations:

  • Drama with Dan Ebbs (at Dearness Adult Day program)

  • Drumming with Sheila Horrell (at Grandwood Park)

  • Ukelele with June Cole (at Grandwood Park)

  • Music with Joanne Does (at Parkwood Mental Health Care)

  • Visual arts with Sheri Cowan (at Parkwood Mental Health Care)

  • Visual arts with Tricia Edgar (at Royalcliffe)

  • Dance with Elizabeth Morgan (at Sisters of St. Joseph)

  • Visual arts with Lynette de Montreuil (at Sisters of St. Joseph)

  • Drama with Jim Schaefer (at Windermere on the Mount)

  • Music with Bernie Gilmore (at Windermere on the Mount)

 

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