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Review for Creative Aging Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Creative Aging continues to grow providing more services to seniors in the Greater Memphis area. Creative Aging is unique in that it is the only organization that partners with professional artists and educators to present arts through live productions and hands-on workshops in senior communities.

Role:  Board Member

Review for Creative Aging Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Creative Aging Mid-South BRINGS arts to elders in the mid-south. Many of these folks are generally disenfranchised, fragile and underserved as they live in nursing homes. Other seniors who benefit from over 600 arts performances and workshops a year are in day care centers, assisted living or attend senior centers. The most recent performance I attended was a storytelling performance by a professional storyteller. The audience responded by remembering their own most cherished stories and sharing them with each other. Is there a better way to enhance cognitive and social health? Go online to www.creativeagingmidsouth.org to see how you can support this great nonprofit.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member

Review for Creative Aging Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Just moving to Memphis in June, I was seeking a not-for-profit board opportunity where my time would add value to the lives of the fragile and frail in society. Creative Aging of the MidSouth (CAM) does just that!

CAM provides live art performances to about 40 different older adult facilities/centers including nursing homes, retirement communities, assisted living and daycare facilities in the Memphis area. Having attending one of these programs, I was amazed at how the performer was able to engage his elderly audience-- seeming to bring them alive as if they were teens again at a blues concerts!

I knew this organization (CAM) was doing the right thing! And I wanted to help.

Role:  Board Member & I agreed to join CAM's board and assist them.