Date/Time: Monday, May 9, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Independence Mall West, 150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
In Celebration of Older Americans Month, NewCourtland is partnering with Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the Mayor’s Commission on Aging, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, WHYY and AARP to present the Aging in a New Age Summit.
WHYY will host the Aging in a New Age Summit in its auditorium located at 150 N. 6th Street and simulcast it to four sites around the city including, the NewCourtland Education Center at 6950 Germantown Avenue and Philadelphia Senior Center–Main Branch at 509 South Broad Street.
Cost: FREE and boxed lunches will be provided at all sites hosting the event for registered attendees.
Register: call the office of Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at 215-686-3416 and inform them of the location you plan to attend.
Join GenPhilly at the opening reception of NewCourtland and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists’ (CFEVA) Art is Ageless 2010.
This exhibit showcases the art of seniors in the NewCourtland Network, local youth and professional artists from the region. The artwork was produced during the Second Annual NewCourtland Artist Fellowship, an arts competition launched in 2008 that attracts some of the region’s top artists who vie for the opportunity to facilitate an intergenerational art project bridging area youth and nursing home eligible seniors in the NewCourtland Network.
Exhibit Dates: May 13 – May 26, 2010
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gallery Location: The Skybox, 2424 East York Street, Philadelphia, PA
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments provided. RSVP encouraged but not required. Call 215-546-7775 x-11.
Research shows the arts are good for you, whether you’ve discovered a passion for painting or dance late in life, been a professional artist or simply enjoy being part of the audience. This May, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) has joined with the Phillyfunguide to create a special promotion, Celebrate Arts & Aging that offers seniors dozens of special discounts on museums, theaters and special events; plus classes and workshops where they can exercise their own creativity.
Museums, theaters and cultural venues are offering special discounts on admission during May, and there are classes and workshops, exhibits of senior art and performances by seniors.
“We’ve partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which administers Phillyfunguide, to create a bigger and better version of the annual arts celebration which has been known as ‘Seniors Celebrate the Arts’ for the past seven years,” said Joan Zaremba, director of marketing and corporate relations for PCA. “Reflecting the new partnership, the festivities have a new name: ‘Celebrate Arts and Aging.’”