Community-engaged arts opportunities for seniors and older adults are on the rise across Canada! For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more people age 65 and older than people under age 15.
As a result of the Regent Park revitalization in Toronto and to accommodate new senior residents that have moved into the community, ArtHeart has an ongoing Seniors’ Arts Program for individuals ages 55 and older. The weekly program consists of one three-hour workshop with 20-25 participants attending each workshop. Art classes focus on diverse creative techniques including sewing, crocheting, painting, drawing, lino-printing, beadwork, and more. Seniors’ Arts will provide seniors with opportunities to feel welcome and included in their community while being creative and active.