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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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Novice Artist and CRC Resident Wins Prize at Chelsea Fair

The only thing Doug Connell of Chelsea had ever painted was a house, which he did plenty of as a residential builder in the Ann Arbor area. But recently Doug took up painting with watercolors, part of a Vitality Arts grant United Methodist Retirement C …

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School One Explores How to Age Artfully

The East Side Monthly reports on our grantee School One, whose ‘Working Stories’ program based on the idea that everyone has a story to tell, was made possible by Aroha Philanthropies’ Seeding Vitality Arts U.S. initiative. Since 2007, School One has t …

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Ellen Michelson receives 2017 “50 Over 50: Fifty of the Most Inspiring and Accomplished Leaders From Across Minnesota” award

We are proud to announce that Ellen Michelson, founder and president of Aroha Philanthropies, has been named one of Pollen’s “50 Over 50.” In partnership with AARP Minnesota, Pollen has released their second annual “50 Over 50” list, honoring 50 inspir …

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‘Home And Family’ Photography On Display At ETSU’s Slocumb Galleries

JOHNSON CITY – “Home and Family,” an exhibit of black and white photographs, is on display at East Tennessee State University’s Slocumb Galleries through Aug. 25. A reception is planned for Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit’s original photographs were …

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National Guild and Lifetime Arts launch “Catalyzing Creative Aging”

Congratulations to the National Guild for Community Arts Education and Lifetime Arts for launching Catalyzing Creative Aging, a capacity-building and seed grant opportunity for new creative aging programs. The initiative is a multi-phase approach that …

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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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