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Aroha Grants Landmark $1.5M to Catalyze National Creative Aging Movement

Aroha Philanthropies and Lifetime Arts announced today the launch of a new, three-year National Impact Initiative, funded by Aroha and led by Lifetime Arts. This landmark grant of $1.5 million is Aroha’s latest and most significant investment in the fo …

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Grants awarded to expand creative-aging programs in Minnesota

Minneapolis-based Aroha Philanthropies has awarded more than USD$230,000 in grants to 15 nonprofits through its initiative to develop successful vitality arts programs throughout Minnesota. The selected organizations form the second cohort of grantees …

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UMRC Residents Express Their Creativity with Clay

On November 15 and 16, a group of 40 Chelsea Retirement Community (CRC) residents got to experience what it’s like to have their own pottery on display! These exhibits, held at the CRC campus, were the culmination of eight weeks of instruction with art …

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Sunday Seniors: “Body in Movement” Class Aims to Boost ‘Confidence’ and ‘Joy’

If I had to choose two words to describe the “Body in Motion” class taking place at Horse Meadow Senior Center, I’d use these, from instructor Jeanne Limmer: “confidence” and “joy.” When I visited a class earlier this month, both those elements were mo …

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Fairhaven Residents Cultivate Creativity Making Rugs

Integrace Fairhaven resident Carolyn Freitag, formerly of Eldersburg, worked diligently on a rug with a floral design during the Sykesville continuing care residential retirement community’s workshop on Rya rug making Thursday. Rya rug making is an anc …

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Public Invited To Celebrate with “Play the Ukulele!” Class at Littleton Area Senior Center

Class members in the “Play the Ukulele!” course will be honored as they share their work through an informal presentation at the Littleton Area Senior Center on Thursday, October 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Community members are invited to listen and to en …

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ArtPlace America features Teresa Bonner’s call to action on arts and aging

In September 2017, ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) published an article by Teresa Bonner, Executive Director of Aroha Philanthropies. In the blog post, “It’s Time to Reframe Our Work with Older Adults,” Bonner makes the case for investing in arts learning …

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Grantmakers in the Arts Webinar | Vitality Arts: Impact at the Intersection of Arts and Aging

This past July, Ellen Michelson, President of Aroha Philanthropies, and Teresa Bonner, Executive Director, presented in a Grantmakers in the Arts (GIA) webinar. The webinar, “Vitality Arts: Impact at the Intersection of Arts and Aging,” explored the st …

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Aroha Philanthropies grants more than $230K for Seeding Vitality Arts MN

Aroha Philanthropies has awarded more than $230,000 in grants to 15 nonprofits through its “Seeding Vitality Arts MN” initiative to develop successful Vitality Arts programs throughout the state of Minnesota. Chosen from a highly competitive field of a …

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Nature Photography Offered at Plymouth Senior Center

PLYMOUTH — “Photographing Nature,” a free eight-week creative arts class for older adults, is now open for registration. Instructor is photography studio owner John Anderson, who teaches photography at Plymouth State University and was the 2013 White M …

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In the Press

Many of our Seeding Vitality Arts U.S. grantees have reported early successes and are generating considerable interest in their local communities.

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Programs

We are developing a list of programs and organizations working to enhance and support creative aging. Please take a look and let us know who we are missing.

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