During the pandemic, older adults started seeking more opportunities for highly interactive digital training, creative digital enrichment, meaningful online engagement and digital arts playtime. Like many others, our facilitators, associates and volunteers will continue to work from home and learning new digital skills while exploring new ways to adapt existing technologies for creative self expression and online community connections. Our next Online Facilitator Training Workshops will start in the fall of 2022.
We utilize and share our creative resources (developed by older adults for older adults) as powerful interventions to reduce social isolation and strengthen healthy community connections. We help empower older adults to build creative communities within existing communities. Using cross-sector strategies, we help facilitate enduring multi-sector community partnerships in urban and rural areas.
Changing Needs And Interests
Our members and supporters have received surveys so we can determine changing needs and interests. Our focus and priorities will shift as we respond to the information. We’ll being, developing and delivering both online and selected community arts programs over the next few years.
There’s always an upside. To align with changing public health restrictions, we have developed a more flexible, integrated and responsive approach to programming.
The United Nations World Health Organization has declared 2021 to 2030. as the Decade of Healthy Aging. It is an opportunity to bring together governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector for ten years of concerted, catalytic and collaborative action to improve the lives of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live.