Connect Through Creativity Now

Like many arts service organizations, Lifetime Arts is recalibrating its offerings to best suit the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Our #ConnectThruCreativityNow campaign is just one of the things that we are doing to advocate for continued artistic and social engagement for older adults while under quarantine. 

Below you may access all of our campaign posts, which will also be findable on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook via the hashtag. 

Share Your #ConnectThruCreativityNow Story

Tell us how you are reaching out to older adults during this time. Thank you!

What’s Your Story?

The Connect Through Creativity Now logo. It is a graphic of two hands holding a levitating heart with the Lifetime Arts logo inside the heart. The hashtag is presented below the hands. Created by Lifetime Arts.

Connect Through Creativity Now: Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Equal Social Isolation

April 14, 2020

From my own work creating original theater with, and about, the real lives of older adults, I know firsthand that the research is correct. It… Read more

Julie Kline
Teaching Artist, John LeoNimm leads his students through warm-ups during an online class.

Teaching Creative Aging Classes Online: 1. Troubleshoot, 2. Don’t Sweat the Details

April 15, 2020

“We’re all doing this really new and hard thing by trying to translate in person experiences to the virtual platform,” he says, “Don’t stress yourself… Read more

Julie Kline
Participants engage in the Zoom workshop, "Autorretrato en Medios Mixto," a program by the Museum de Historia, Antropología y Arte.

Final Critiques and Closure via Google Hangouts in San Juan

April 15, 2020

The Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, part of the Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums Cohort, were at the end of their… Read more

Annie Montgomery

Online “Pop-Up Pages” Workshop Offered to Older Adults in Queens, NY

April 27, 2020

MAKING A POP-UP MEMORY PAGE with Spica Wobbe & Karen Oughtred | PART 1: Materials and Tools | Making the Base Page Queens, NY is… Read more

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Artwork by Desiree Rodriguez

Greenwich House Brings Classes Online, Launches Virtual Art Show

April 27, 2020

“I think Zoom is a good platform because our members have the option to call in [by phone] — even from a landline,” said Laura… Read more

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Pictured are participants in one of DOROT's Onsite@Home classes via Zoom.

DOROT’s Online Arts Ed Programs “Put the Light Back into My Heart”

May 26, 2020

When the COVID crisis hit, DOROT was determined to continue serving their community members, who have come to appreciate high-quality arts programming and social interaction… Read more

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A student participating in the "Staged Stories," program on Zoom.

Online Storytelling Class at The Wallis Retains Intimacy of In-person Workshop

May 27, 2020

Debra Pasquerette, teaching artist and Manager of Community Engagement at The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills CA, was teaching, “Staged Stories,”… Read more

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An older adult sewist creates surgical gowns for local hospitals in Baton Rouge.

Myriad Ways to Tap Older Adults’ Creativity and Combat Social Isolation

May 28, 2020

While our campaign, “Connect Through Creativity Now,” highlights teaching artists, arts and service organizations working within the traditional Creative Aging model (sequential learning, skill-building, social-engagement)… Read more

Lifetime Arts
Participants pose in a group photo.

The Home/Body Warm-up for Homebound Times

August 13, 2020

Lifetime Arts Roster Teaching Artist, Greacian Goeke, has been teaching her signature class, “Free to Move: Expressive Movement & Rhythm for Brain & Body Health,”… Read more

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A participant shares photos during an online memoir workshop.

Finding an “Oasis in the Abyss”

August 13, 2020

Teaching Artist, Susan Willerman, was teaching her workshop, “Writing From Life” at Morningside Retirement and Health Services in Washington Heights, NYC before COVID-19 halted her… Read more

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Participants engage in an online workshop session.

Stagebridge Explores an Infinite Digital Landscape

August 13, 2020

When COVID-19 forced teachers and students to shelter in place, Stagebridge’s programming was between sessions. Staff were able to take this time to decide how… Read more

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A screenshot of participants in a collage.

“Tell me about a time when you were resilient.”

August 13, 2020

For the past three years, teaching artist, Dane Stauffer, has been teaching his storytelling programs to the same group of students at the Park Square… Read more

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A screenshot of a choir instructor teaching vocal exercises.

Online Choir Program Retains “Friendships, Solidarity and Community”

September 21, 2020

Since March 2020, the CMC has developed several new ways to adapt their Older Adult Choir Program (OACP), which serves nearly 400 older adults in… Read more

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A screenshot of older adults during a live interactive zoom performance.

Keeping Generations Connected at New England Conservatory

October 13, 2020

When the pandemic initially hit, NEC knew they had to quickly adapt to a virtual world and maintain the connection between their older adult students,… Read more

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Older adult singers participate in an outdoor, in-person performance while wearing PPE.

“Peace 4 the Ages” Forges Intergenerational Bonds During COVID-19

November 5, 2020

Earlier this year Michael Matthew Ferrell, founder of Alive & Kickin’, a touring vocal ensemble of older adults “who rock,” collaborated with Sandy Boren-Barett, the CEO… Read more

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