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Connecting the generations through programs that celebrate the wisdom. talents and creativity of older adults.
Art With Elders has given thousands of seniors a new lease on life by introducing them to the adventure of art.
One of the most important connections an older person can make and maintain is with the curiosity, wonder, and unselfconscious urge to explore and to create that are associated with the best characteristics of childhood. Willingness to re-kindle the spontaneity, the excitement of grappling with the unfamiliar, and the sense of unlimited potential that often characterize our younger days can – at any age – once again open hearts and minds to new worlds, new discoveries, new joys and, subsequently, fresh meaning in life.
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I was assistant to the director during the early 2000's and working with ElderGivers was an amazing experience. I'm an artist who designed their curriculums and class schedules, curated and hung their art shows and of course taught in the classes to the elderly and frail. At first, I thought I would...
As director of a full time Art Program at Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living(4 levels of long term care) since 1990, I learned about Art with Elders in 2000. I was so impressed with their show at the De Young Museum that year, in its breadth and variety of personal expression, techniques/...
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I've had the pleasure and privilege of serving as a volunteer for Art With Elders for over 7 years. These years have flown by during which time we've seen the transition from the old hospital site at Laguna Honda to the beautiful new facility. It has been a special joy to know the residents/...
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