Creative Aging: Transforming the Lives of Older Americans
“It is such a gift to have these workshops. At this time in life when there is so much loss – to have new fire!” — Patricia Hasely
Patricia Hasely is a 79-year-old participant in a writer’s workshop conducted by Rodlyn Douglas at the Goddard Riverside Community Center in New York City, sponsored by Poets and Writers.
Hasely and Douglas are part of a burgeoning movement that is enriching the lengthened lives of so many Americans. These older adults are not just enjoying the arts as spectators, they are raising their voices in song, creating dances, telling their stories, improvising theater pieces, and creating paintings and sculptures.