Founded over 30 years ago as The Arts and Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults, Creative Aging Cincinnati, a 501(c)3, has been serving Seniors in the Greater Cincinnati area. Creative Aging's mission is to provide arts and humanities programs that have a positive impact on the quality of life of older adults in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Creative Aging provides arts and humanities programs and performances that stimulate participants minds, creativity and sense of self. Programs are designed to educate, engage, enrich and entertain.
Creative Aging accomplishes its mission by bringing local area professional artists, performers and educators to present one hour long programs at senior centers, retirement communities, adult day care centers, and nursing homes in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. In 2013, Creative Aging sponsored nearly 378 programs at member facilities serving 14,542 older adults in the Greater Cincinnati area. Over the years, Creative Aging Cincinnati has provided well over 6,000 programs and touched the lives of over 280,000 seniors!
All programs are in accessible venues. Check out the calendar for times and locations.
In 1975 Sr. Joan Leonard presented a series of literature classes to members of the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center. The discussions in these classes were so well-received by the seniors and those who worked with them, that they led to the development of other programs designed to foster interest, creativity and participation in the arts among older adults.
The Arts & Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults (AHRC) was created to provide area elders access to arts and humanities programs on an on-going basis. AHRC received tax-exempt status in 1985. Since then, AHRC has continued to serve this community by bringing high quality professional performers and educators to elders who would not otherwise have access to them.
In 2004, the Arts & Humanities Resource Center for Older Adults changed its name to Creative Aging Cincinnati to reflect: