The SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence program places artists in senior centers across the city in an effort to improve the quality of life of our city’s elders. This year socially-engaged visual artist Cecilia Lim was a SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence at JSPOA Theodora Jackson in Jamaica, Queens. Cecilia’s final event with her students culminated in “Queens Elders Rise!”, an exhibition of visual art. The presentation shared the elders’ work in drawing, writing, storytelling, and book-making. The final event also featured a video of the students’ progress throughout their classes and the impact that making art has had on their lives (you can check it out HERE).
To learn more about how the arts can positively impact the quality of life of older adults, please join us on May 15th for our second annual Creative Aging Conference, “Aging with Dignity through a Creative Lens.” We will cover topics including resources and best practices in creative aging; the impact of the growth and changing demographics of New York City’s older adult population; and ways that artists and institutions serving the older adult population can work together. It’s open to artists, arts educators, social services, workers, and anyone committed to serving our city’s elders. RSVP HERE.