Arts for Life 2020-03-23T17:34:51+00:00

Arts for Life is a program that engages older adults, both caregivers and care recipients, in working with professional artists to discover new, creative ideas and ways of thinking.

No experience needed

All skill levels are welcome.

Research has shown that arts learning stimulates cognitive capacities in the brain. As humans age, they require a significant level of cognitive stimulation which enables them to engage their critical and creative thinking skills. Feelings of social isolation and loneliness have shown to diminish while emotional health strengthened after older adults participate in arts learning activities. No prior experience in the arts is needed in order to participate. Our artists/educators are experts in developing the talents of all ages and abilities. It is the intention of Arts for Life to increase the quality of life for senior citizens in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Arts for life classes are on hold.

To find out when Arts for Life will resume, visit aienepa.org or contact Liz Faist lfaist@iu19.org or 570-876-9253

When we resume, our schedule will be as follows:

Taylor Community Center
Tuesdays: 11 a.m. – Noon

The Jewish Home of Eastern
Pennsylvania, Scranton

Thursdays: 11 a.m. – Noon

The Abington Senior Center
Fridays: 11 a.m. – Noon

Arts for LifeĀ© is supported by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, aie NEPA, the arts education program of the Northeastern Educational Intermediate Unit, The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, Broadway Theatre of Northeastern Pennsylvania and The Everhart Museum. All programming costs are paid for through grants from Lackawanna County, the Scranton Area Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.