There are countless youth programs all across the state for a variety of interests, yet there's an ever-growing need for programs to support the active senior community.
Arts in Action is geared to engage seniors with affordable eight-week-long courses that foster creativity, artistry and community. This program is presented by Central Florida Community Arts, sponsored by the Winter Park Health Foundation and is in partnership with AARP, Winter Park Public Library, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Performing Arts of Maitland, Crealdé School of Art, Art & History Museums Maitland, The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, Winter Park Community Center, Maitland Senior Center, and First Congregational Church of Winter Park.
A new collaborative program, Arts in Action has geared its mission to promote creativity, performance and wellness for aging adults.
"Social engagement and creativity were the key drivers behind this program," Diana Silvey, program director at Winter Park Health Foundation, explains. "We provided Joshua Vickery's team at CFCArts with a planning grant to survey local older adults and review practices of other programs around the country before this program."