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CREATIVE AGING MEMPHIS
April 6, 2013

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.

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CREATIVE AGING MEMPHIS
January 22, 2011

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.

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This organization needs to build name recognition and expand their fundraising opportunities. They recently completed a strategic plan that outlines how best to proceed.

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