I work with a group of seniors that looks forward to having a program here at the center from Creative Aging. They really love this programs. It brings back memories from the music programs, it teaches them about certain exercises that they can do either at the center or at home. They don't do art very much here so I brought in an art person here and hung up their art work on the wall in their lunchroom.Thanks for offering this programs for the seniors in the city. You do a wonderful job providing programs for seniors.
Creative Aging needs more funding and right now the professional talent who work with the agency are accepting less pay due to budget cuts. The musicians and singers are willing to work for less for a while, until we get the help we need. These wonderful artists love bringing an hour of fun and joy to the people who need it most. We work at preparing many different themed shows. We hope to continue our work, but we need funding!Creative is very well run and the staff is always prompt and courteous. We love what we do."Let's go on with the show!"
We have been involved with Creative Aging for about ten years. They are very organized and easy to work with. Interacting with seniors through music has been a joyous experience for us. Creative Aging offers a service to the community in that they provide a diverse pool of talent that can be enjoyed by a population who might otherwise be unable to access it.
As a performer I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Creative Aging Cincinnati. They are very easy to work with and everything is always organized so that all I need to do is show up and do my thing. Although the pay is less than what I expect in other circumstances, I have really enjoyed serving this community through Creative Aging.
I have been playing violin in various nursing homes and senior centers under the auspices of creative Aging Cincinnati for many years. Creative Aging Cincinnati takes care of setting up everything for me so that all I need do is show up and play. (This is crucial for a member of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra who has little to no free time ... and I have two children under the age of four.) In my experience, I have performed in dozens of facilities within a forty mile radius of downtown Cincinnati, and every visit has been a thoroughly rewarding experience. I truly enjoy playing for appreciative audiences, and I am enriched by the life stories audience members share when I invite them to interact with me as I perform and take their requests. The opportunities Creative Aging Cincinnati provide for both performers and audience are invaluable.
I think I enjoy performing for the Seniors as much as they like the experience. Over the many years I've been with this organization I have always been treated fairly and hope to continue with them for many more years. Keep up the good work!!
I've brought backyard wildlife, specifically BATS to meet the Seniors involved with this program. It's the most fun I have each year. The seniors are so willing to learn and they have a great time meeting the Big Brown Bats for the first time in their lives. They have so many questions and so much humor in seeing these small creatures that do so much for us in our backyards.
My trio provides programming for the hundreds of facilities served by Creative Aging Cincinnati. The staff of this non-profit tries to recruit artists who will ensure interactive programming for their senior audience. They encourage the development of experiences that will enrich the lives of seniors, engaging them in the world through stimulating, hands-on participation in the arts. In our past three years of association with the staff, board, and facilities served by Creative Aging, we've been able to witness the difference these programs make in the well-being of area seniors.
We have a total of 100 senior residents living independentaly. We have used Creative Aging programs for 2 years. The residents look forward to them and get together and socialize before and after the events. They are always left with a feeling of positive wellbeing and uplifting spirits due to the caring and professional attitudes of the musicians, artists and speakers.
I have played for several organizations through creative aging. In every case, it has been good for the audiences who otherwise might not have attended our concerts due to time and distance. At the same time, it has been good for us to have performance goals and an appreciate audience.