Recognizing that older adults who participate in the arts report improved physical health and better social engagement, as well as a higher quality of life and less risk for disability, the Ohio Arts Council is currently seeking partners for its Creative Aging Ohio Initiative. The initiative will build and work with a variety of state and local partners to support hands-on arts experiences based on best practices for adult learners. They are looking for teams who are currently implementing or would like to begin a program that supports healthy aging through participatory arts, helps caregivers, and adds to the growing field of research about the arts and aging.
The application deadline is Friday, December 18, 2015. Programs funded by the initiative will operate between February 1 and June 30, 2016. Learn more and find out how to apply.