Monday, January 31, 2011

It's Opposite Monday!

I't must be Opposite Monday because you need to do the opposite of everything in this video!

Happy Opposite Monday!

(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Facebook is like one big Tupperware Party! Take Notes!

Enjoy this slideshare about a Tupperware Party, I mean Social Media. When you see numbers like 500,000,000+ users (of Facebook, not Tupperware), it's overwhelming to realize just how big Social Media is. But, you really do have to start. Say "yes" to the Social Media Tupperware Party and start with Facebook!
Social Media for Business

Monday, January 24, 2011

It's Monday and my Blackberry is not working!

We all need some help with this new "technology"--don't we?!

Happy Monday!
(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Explore the Relationship Between Illness & Artistic Achievement

The Senior Center at the Philadelphia Free Library invites you to a terrific program.

"While none of us would choose to be ill, sickness has proved to be an unexpected boon to many artists---and to our cultural heritage. Some artists (Andy Warhol) found their true calling while coping with lengthy illnesses as children. Others were forced to change their medium of expression or artistic style when faced with serious illness or disability as adults. Ironically, some artists (Edgar Degas, Chuck Close and others) went on to achieve even greater success after becoming ill. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo spent her entire adult life in pain and went on to create a body of work that is as powerful and moving today as when it was first completed. Do the lives of these and other artists offer important lessons that could benefit the rest of us?

"On Wednesday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m., Judith Zausner will explore these themes in a compelling slide presentation that is both educational and inspirational. Ms. Zausner serves on the Board of the Creative Arts and Aging Network (CAAN). She is also a local columnist and blogger who focuses on the relationship between creativity and empowered older adults. Please join us in Room # 108 for great ideas, wonderful food and a warm environment. Thanks to all!"
Dick Levinson

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

It's 2011 and Baby Boomers are turning 65!

USA Today and CBS News have a series of interesting articles and videos about the Boomer Generation. Who is a Boomer, you ask?

"On Jan. 1, the first of 77 million members of the pivotal generation known as the Baby Boom will turn 65. Two Baby Boomers take a look back and walk us through the years that were made for the history books."

Ah... but are Boomers all the same?

Check back here on next Wednesday for more about Boomers.

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday.It's Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday. Go out and make a difference!

Happy MLK Day!

(Can't see the video? Go to Artful Aging and enjoy!)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do you know what Generation you belong to? Take a Quiz!

Whether you think you're a Boomer or not, go here and take this fun quiz. What do you remember from your teen years? You'll laugh, you'll cry... Well, okay, maybe not quite that emotional, but you'll have fun remembering!

Friday, January 14, 2011

So you think you can't afford arts programming...

You think you don't have the funds or time to develop arts programming at your site? You don't need a magic wand. Why not look at using volunteers in different ways to free up time for you to plan and develop programming. 

Start with How to Inspire Others and How to Find and Keep Leadership-Level Volunteers from The National Council on Aging's (NCOA) blog.

Center for the Study of Art and Community blog has a great article: What is Your Gift? why is Knowing Your Gift Important?

Make 2011 your year of finding out how to make things happen! (With or without your Magic Want!)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year!

May your new year be one filled with
Art & Creativity,
Aging Well,
and . . .
Fireworks & Champagne!

Happy 2011 from the
Creative Arts & Aging Network!