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March 12, 2010

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March 12, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My seniors. They have more confidence in them self with the programs that they offer. To see their faces when the program is over is great. They take this with them when they go home.

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We could use more of the programs being over.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 2, 2010

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March 2, 2010

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!"

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to have a certain number of bookings per month or year guaranteed if we have to work for less. We are often told that our group is the best they've seen.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Grace and Bev of Creative Aging are wonderful people!! And very well organized.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

enrich the lives of seniors and the disabled who must live in assisted living facilities. The pros who play the shows have financial obligations of their own. Working together we can bring love,joy and sunshine to those who really need it!

Ways to make it better...

Creative had paid the performers the pay that they expected for dates already booked before the notice about the change. A pay change for new bookings would have been more acceptable.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping professional entertainers when they lack the money to pay them fairly.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I work very hard at creating,and performing exceptional shows.I'm lucky that my group continues to work with me, even though our pay has been reduced.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 28, 2010

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February 28, 2010

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.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

DEDICATED PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT THE ARTS SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF EVERYONE'S LIFE.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the joy that it brings to a population that often gets very little opportunity to get out and experience the arts.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more occasions for artists to bring enrichment to the elderly. This is not only good for the audiences but also provides some wonderful and engaging work for performers and helps integrate the arts in the community around them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 26, 2010

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February 26, 2010

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.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they seem to care about providing meaningful arts-related entertainment for people who really need and appreciate it at this point in their lives.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more professional musical performanmces for seniors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

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!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it gives me a chance to bring music, laughter and movement to people's lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

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.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Bringing something new to Senior Citizens. They are so eager to learn and I feel I've been able to provide a neat experience for them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Adult daycare centers where the staff and clients have joined together in music-making. Senior centers where the audiences have gathered for social activities. Nursing and rehab facilities where music takes on a healing power.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with some of the most appreciative audiences in the world and getting to hear their stories.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, kind, and hardworking.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact the well-being of many more seniors per year.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

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.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the large selection of programs and the sensititity and professionalism,combined with dedication to the wellfare of the seniors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have both organized events, and performed before several audiences. It has been rewarding to work with the activity directors and talk to members of the audiences aftwards.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

As much as I like getting together with other performers to prepare for a performance, I enjoy the response from the audiences the most.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have met people who could barely move or talk, people who shared memories of their earlier experience, and some who developed a new appreciation for music after our performance.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help us bring more music to more people.

Ways to make it better...

only one facility had no one to meet us or direct us to the performance area. It would be good to include something about that in the hosting site expectations.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding enough funds to attract high quality performers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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