MINNEAPOLIS — Museum L-A was selected as one of only 20 museums throughout the United States to receive a grant from Aroha Philanthropies through its initiative Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums.

Chosen from a competitive field of applicants, Museum L-A will partner with Aroha Philanthropies in this initiative designed to support the development and expansion of creative aging programs. 

“You are part of a fabulous cohort of 20 museums that will learn together throughout the next two years and become leaders in this emerging movement to bring the arts and creativity to active older adults.” says Teresa Bonner, Aroha Philanthropies executive director. “We’re grateful for your commitment to Vitality Arts and your willingness to play a leadership role in this field and movement. We look forward to partnering with you to make this initiative a great success.”

Vitality Arts programs inspire and enable older adults to learn, make and share the arts in ways that is novel, complex and socially engaging. The work is driven by teaching artists whose creative process and understanding of older adults is to bring joy, connection, improved health and well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose to older adults in community and residential settings.

“Museum L-A is thrilled to join Aroha Philanthropies at the forefront of the emerging field of creative aging. Aroha Philanthropies’ generous grant will support our Art of Creative Aging Program, which we have wanted to launch for a few years now and is designed to inspire and enable older adults to learn while looking at aging in a different light and encouraging more active lifestyles. Today eighty has become the new sixty and our older population wants to stay involved much longer in many new ways,” said Rachel Desgrosseilliers, Museum L-A executive director. 

For more information about Museum L-A, please visit museumla.org.

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